Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Mourner and the deceased at tomb

This vase exemplifies Attic white-ground funerary lekythoi at their finest. Funerary representations of the sixth century B.C. depicted the deceased surrounded by mourners. By the middle of the fifth century, the deceased was shown either as living or not at all. The figure at the left is a mourner; the deceased is identifiable by the diminutive soul fluttering above his head.

#1052. Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Part 1



  1. 1052. Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Part 1
  2. 1458. Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Part 2
Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to the Achilles Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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