Attributed to the Amasis Painter / Lekythos (oil flask) / ca. 550-530 B.C.Attributed to the Amasis Painter
Lekythos (oil flask)
ca. 550-530 B.C.

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Creator Name: Amasis Painter
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to the Amasis Painter
Title: Lekythos (oil flask)
Title Type: Object name
View: Side View
Creation Start Date: -55
Creation End Date: -53
Creation Date: ca. 550-530 B.C.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vases
Materials and Techniques: terracotta
Dimensions: H. 6 3/4 in. (17.15 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 31.11.10
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1931

On the shoulder, a seated woman, perhaps a goddess, is approached by four youths and eight dancing maidens; on the body, women are making woolen cloth. One of the most important responsibilities of women in ancient Greece was the preparation of wool and the weaving of cloth. Here, in the center, two women work at an upright loom. To the right, three women weigh wool. Farther to the right, four women spin wool into yarn, while between them finished cloth is being folded. The Amasis Painter is named after the potter, Amasis, who produced the vases.

AMICA ID: MMA_.31.11.10
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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