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Image of Red-Figure Lekythos with Flute-Player 1559

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Artist

Bowdoin Painter

Title

Red-Figure Lekythos with Flute-Player

Creation Date

ca. 490 B.C.E.

Century

ca. 490 B.C.E.

Dimensions

7 13/16 in. x 2 13/16 in. (19.9 cm. x 7.2 cm.)

Object Type

ceramic

Creation Place

Ancient Mediterranean, Greek

Medium and Support

clay

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926

Copyright

Public Domain

Accession Number

1920.1
This lekythos, or oil flask, depicts a young man seated on a chair playing double flutes, or auloi. Behind him hangs a carrying case for his instruments. The painter’s name is unknown, but his hand is evident on over 250 vases that survive from antiquity. The noted archaeologist Sir John Beazley identified the first example of this painter’s work at Bowdoin College, thus the artist’s ‘name’, the “Bowdoin Painter.” Vases by the “Bowdoin Painter” can be found in many Museums around the world including the Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and the British Museum in London.

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