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Creator Name: Oionokles Painter
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Greek
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Oionokles Painter
Title: Lekythos (Oil Pitcher)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -48
Creation End Date: -47
Creation Date: c. 480-470 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: red-figure terracotta
Dimensions: Overall: 43.5cm x 16.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1928.660
Credit Line: The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund
Context: This is the most famous of all the scenes by the Oionokles Painter. A warrior cuts a lock of his hair with his sword. It has been suggested that this young man is one of the Seven Against Thebes, a legend recorded by Aeschylus (467 BC) and others. In preparation for battle the warriors tied hair locks to the chariot of their leader Adrastos as memories in case they died in battle.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1928.660
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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