Bowdoin 1923.26WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS
Lent by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; gift of E. P. Warren (1923.26)
Height: 12 5/16 in. (31.2 cm.)
Broken and repaired.
Man and girl at a grave. At the left a girl in a chiton with overfold, now faded, carries a tray of fillets and wreaths. At the right stands a man in red himation, holding a staff. The grave stele, crowned with a gable and akroterion, is tied with red dedicatory fillets. Above, leftward stopped meanders; on the shoulder, volutes; on the neck, egg pattern.
Attributed to the Bird Painter [Beazley] ca. 440 - 430 B. C. The Bird Painter and his colleagues formed a rather large workshop in which the Painter of Munich 2335 (cf Smith 23:5-1) may also have worked (ARV2, 1161). The tomb monuments depicted on funerary lekythoi vary considerably in type, but in general they probably reflect contemporary forms in actual use.