Attic Greek Black Glazed Lekythos
An ancient Attic Greek black glazed lekythos with a radiate pattern on the shoulder.
The lekythos was used to hold olive oil in antiquity and was often left as a grave offering.
cf.: D. C. Kurtz, Athenian White Lekythos, Patterns and Painters, (Oxford, 1975), pl. 67.
Formerly in the S. B. collection, inherited from Captain Wendell Phillips who acquired it during the Allied liberation of Sicily in 1943.