Meidias Painter / Red-Figure Lekythos (oil flask) with the Birth of Erichthonios / c. 410 BCMeidias Painter
Red-Figure Lekythos (oil flask) with the Birth of Erichthonios
c. 410 BC

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Creator Name: Meidias Painter
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Greek
Creator Role: Artist
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Meidias Painter
Title: Red-Figure Lekythos (oil flask) with the Birth of Erichthonios
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: -41
Creation End Date: -40
Creation Date: c. 410 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with slip decoration and gilded relief
Dimensions: Diameter: 18.6cm, Overall: 30.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1982.142
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Context: "Here there is beauty: The gleam of gold, loves and ladies with soft limbs, in soft raiment, and all that is shining, easeful and luxurious: perfume, honey and roses." So J.D. Beazley, the renowned connoisseur of Greek vases, described the work of the Meidias Painter, one of the last great Athenian vase painters.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1982.142
AMICA Library Year: 1998
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