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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H.: 14 1/16 in. (35.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Woman between two youths

The youth at the left and the woman are clasping hands, a rare subject on funerary lekythoi. Indeed, while the tenor of the scenes is solemn and still, displays of emotion are unusual.
Fairbanks, Arthur. 1907. Athenian Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground, Vol. 1. no. 14, p. 89, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Fairbanks, Arthur. 1914. Athenian Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground. Appendix: Additional Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground, Vol. 2. no. 14, p. 89, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Oakley, John H. 2004. Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi. p. 70, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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