Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Icarus Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Winged youth and bird

The identity of the winged figure and of the scene as a whole is unclear. The figure is most often called Icarus or Hypnos. The former seems more plausible, given the contorted pose of the figure and the position of the bird that suggests a precipitous descent.

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to the Icarus Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.