Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Brygos Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Goddess, probably Hera

The figure is identifiable as a goddess by the scepter in her left hand. Traces of an A from an inscription suggest that she is Hera. She holds a phiale, which indicates a context involving a libation. The goddess is richly dressed in a combination of garments that ripple over her body in heavier and finer folds. The floral ornament on the shoulder is disposed so as to complement the treatment of the figure.

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

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