Terracotta squat lekythos

Attributed to the Carlsruhe Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Nike running to an altar

Nike, the personification of victory, runs to an altar with outstretched arms. Despite the loss of glaze, it is possible to surmise that Nike held a wreath in her hands. This is a common attribute of the goddess, since it is the quintessential symbol of that which she embodies.

Terracotta squat lekythos, Attributed to the Carlsruhe Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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