Attic Greek White-Ground Lekythos

Attic Greek White-Ground Lekythos

An ancient Attic Greek white-ground lekythos with two rows of palmettes around the body, dotted bands above and radiate pattern on the shoulder.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 500 - 450 BC.
Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.8 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 Jerome Eisenberg, New York.

Inv#: 8439

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