Fragment of a terracotta vase

Attributed to the Lion Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

During the second half of the seventh century B.C. Athenian vase painters adopted the black-figure technique, which had been developed earlier at Corinth, as well as a taste for animal subjects that predominated on Corinthian vases. This large head of a lion owes much to the Corinthian tradition, both in technique and in drawing style.

Fragment of a terracotta vase, Attributed to the Lion Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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