Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos
An ancient Athenian black-figure lekythos of the "Hound and Hare Group," with a scene of a soldier's departure. He is on horseback wearing a chlamys and a petasos with nude attendants before and behind holding his javelins. On the shoulder are two confronted hounds.
The lekythos was used to hold olive oil in antiquity and was often left as a grave offering.
Formerly in the S. B. collection, inherited from Captain Wendell Phillips who acquired it during the Allied liberation of Sicily in 1943.