Attic Greek White Ground Lekythos: Hoplite

Attic Greek White Ground Lekythos: Hoplite

An ancient Attic Greek white-ground lekythos painted with an image of a nude hoplite bearing a shield with a large eye device, his spear pointed downward, he gazes at a funerary monument; with black glaze at the foot and spout and remnants of a meander pattern around the shoulder.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 460-440 BC.
Height: 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm).

The lekythos was used to hold olive oil in antiquity and was often left as a grave offering.

Cf.: D C. Kurtz, Athenian White Lekythoi: Patterns and Painters, (Oxford, 1975) pl. 21.4 for a similar example.

Formerly in the collection of Professor Jorge Silvetti, Massachusetts; previously with Richard Brockway, Massachusetts, acquired in the mid 1960s.

Inv#: 6589


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