Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the manner of Douris

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156


Nike, the personification of victory, lends herself particularly well to the tall, rather narrow shape of a lekythos. The subject was common during the first decades of the fifth century B.C., undoubtedly in response to the Greek victory over the Persians.

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to the manner of Douris, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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