Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Painter of Munich 2363

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159


The subject is unclear. Indistinct lines indicating the terrain show that the archer is lying on the ground, either asleep or dead. The other figure seems to be coming to rouse her. The open eye on the shield identifies the critical element in the situation—will the fallen figure open her eyes or not?

Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to the Painter of Munich 2363, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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