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The Bird Painter


5th century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Lekythos, The Bird Painter
: Three Attic Lekythoi
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | White-ground slip-glazed earthenware
Size: H.8-3/4 x Dia.2-3/4 in.
Creation Place: Greece
Culture: Greek, Greece
Style: 5th century B.C.
Physical Description: white ground lekythos, an oil vessel which would have been used in a funereal context; scene of maiden and youth in a red cloak, standing at a grave monumentnude female figure to left and draped male figure to right
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Miscellaneous Works of Art Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 57.41.2
Artist: The Bird Painter, Greek (Attica)
Role: Artist
Nationality: Greek
Life Dates: Greek (Attica)
Added to Site: February 28, 2009