AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED SQUAT LEKYTHOS
PROPERTY FROM THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED SQUAT LEKYTHOS

ATTRIBUTED TO THE CIRCLE OF THE MEIDIAS PAINTER, CIRCA 410-400 B.C.

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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED SQUAT LEKYTHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE CIRCLE OF THE MEIDIAS PAINTER, CIRCA 410-400 B.C.
5 5/16 in. (13.4 cm.) high
Provenance
with Pascal & Geladakis, New York.
Acquired by The Toledo Museum of Art from the above, 1917 (Accession no. 1917.135).
Literature
R.M. Riefstahl, "Greek Vases," The Toledo Museum of Art Museum News, Vol. 11, no. 2, 1968, p. 46.
K.T. Luckner, "Greek Vases: Shapes and Uses," The Toledo Museum of Art Museum News, Vol. 15, no. 3, 1972, p. 82, figs. 31-32.
C.G. Boulter and K.T. Luckner, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, The Toledo Museum of Art, Fasc. 1, Toledo, 1976, p. 30, pl. 46, fig. 8.
L. Burn, The Meidias Painter, Oxford, 1987, p. 113, no. MM 101.
A. Hamari, "Eros," Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. IV, Zurich, 1988, p. 523, no. 126, pl. 314.
Exhibited
Louisville, J.B. Speed Museum, 1981-1982.

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Lot Essay

The scene on this vase depicts Eros between a youth and a female. The pair may tentatively be identified as Helen and Paris, the lovers whose liaison sparked the Trojan War. This vase is rare in that it preserves traces of gilding on the ornament and along Eros' wings.

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