Terracotta lekythos (oil jar)

Attributed to the Oionokles Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Goddess with a phiale (libation bowl) and scepter

While the Greeks made offerings to their gods, during the Classical period, the gods are often shown performing libations or holding ritual objects, most often a phiale. The question is whether the deities are performing a ritual or are being shown as the recipients.

Terracotta lekythos (oil jar), Attributed to the Oionokles Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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