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Shoulder Lekythos Depicting Nike (?) Pouring from a Patera at an Altar
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Shoulder Lekythos Depicting Nike (?) Pouring from a Patera at an Altar


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This red-figure lekythos depicts Nike. She flies to the right, with arms outstretched, holding a phiale in her right hand, an oval shaped object (possibly a fruit or egg) in her left. Below on the right is an altar with fire on which she pours liquid from the phiale. She wears a chiton, mantle, disc earing, and serpentine bracelets. Ribbons hold her hair in place. Red dots fill much of the picture field; a few to the left of the altar appear to be letters of a nonsense inscription.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Nonsense running vertically to the left of the altar
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
ca. 480-470 BC (Classical)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.257
Measurements
at shoulder: 10 7/8 x 3 9/16 in. (27.7 x 9.1 cm) (h. x diam.); at mouth: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) (diam.); at foot: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) (diam.)
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