Douris / The Atalanta Lekythos (Funerary Oil Jug) / 500-490 BCDouris
The Atalanta Lekythos (Funerary Oil Jug)
500-490 BC

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Creator Name: Douris
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Greek
Creator Role: Artist
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Douris
Title: The Atalanta Lekythos (Funerary Oil Jug)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: -50
Creation End Date: -49
Creation Date: 500-490 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: painted white-ground terracotta
Dimensions: Overall: 31.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1966.114
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Context: The extraordinary intact conditon of the fragile white ground and the spirited yet delicate drawing have made the vase renowned as one of the finest white ground lekythoi in existence.Atalanta, who would marry only the man who could beat her in a foot race, is here being teased by three Erotes, winged gods of love.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1966.114
AMICA Library Year: 1998
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