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."