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Terracotta lekythos (perfume flask)

Attributed to the Sabouroff Painter
ca. 460 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure, white-ground
H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Woman and youth at a tomb

There are many aspects of these funerary representations that are not clear, such as the relationship of the two figures here. On the other hand, they illuminate many practical details concerning objects of daily life and how they were handled. Note the young woman carrying the large basket on her head.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 847, no. 203, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Noble, Joseph Veach. 1968. "Some Trick Greek Vases." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 112(6): p. 153, fig. 14.

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