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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 475–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 7/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 7/8 in. (6.2 × 3.8 × 4.8 cm) Height: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.206
Not on view
Youth with drawn sword.
As he advances, the youth prepares to thrust with the sword in his right hand while his outstretched left arm, covered by a cloak, provides balance. This pose imitates that of Aristogeiton in the statues of the Tyrannicides.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 104, Gallatin pl. 59.4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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