Attic Greek White-Ground Lekythos

Attic Greek White-Ground Lekythos

An ancient Attic Greek white-ground lekythos with a central palmette design bounded by a maeander decoration above and zig-zag and grid patterns below.

Athens, Attica.
500-450 BC.
Height: 8 5/8 in. (22 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 Lekythos, Patterns and Painters, (Oxford, 1975), pls. 70.2 (British Museum) and 71.1 (Athens, Kerameikos Museum)

Formerly in the collection of Maria Sessa, inherited from her father Edward Sessa, acquired in the 1970s.

Inv#: 7388

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