Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Amasis Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154

On the shoulder, a seated woman, perhaps a goddess, is approached by four youths and eight dancing maidens
On the body, women are making woolen cloth.

One of the most important responsibilities of women was the preparation of wool and the weaving of cloth. Here, in the center, two women work at an upright loom. To the right, three women weigh wool. Farther to the right, four women spin wool into yarn, while between them finished cloth is being folded.

#1015. Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

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

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