Monday, March 30, 2009

Art File: Woman and Servant

Woman and Servant

Met Museum # 54.11.7

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Greek, Attic, white-ground

Circa 440 BC

Attributed to the Achilles Painter

From the Met’s plaque:

"The setting here is the interior of a house, probably the women’s quarters as indicated by the stool and the oinochoe (jug) on the wall. The lady hands a bundle of garments to her maid. The women’s clothing was originally painted. The color is gone, however, and one now sees the contours that the artist sketched in for reference."

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