Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos

Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos

An ancient Athenian black-figure lekythos with Apollo playing a lyre, flanked by two goddesses (likely Artemis and Leto) who both hold blossoms; at the extreme left a nude youth holding javelin and blossom walks forward; at the extreme left a bearded and wreathed Dionysos holds a drinking horn aloft; a band of palmettes decorates the shoulder.

Athens, Attica.
Last quarter of the 6th century BC.
Height: 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)

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

Formerly in a Swiss private collection; subsequently in a private collection in Charlotte, Virginia since 1988.

Inv#: 6850


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