Attic white-ground lekythos decorated with black-figure palmettes - ROM2018_16737_6

ROM2018_16737_6

Attic white-ground lekythos decorated with black-figure palmettes

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot uncertain but probably Athens
Date: about 460-450 BC
Period: Classical Greek period
Dimensions:
15.6 x 5.0 cm
Object number: 920.68.17
Credit Line: Gift of Sigmund Samuel
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Description

In the Classical period, this particular type of Athenian oil-flask (lekythos) with a white background to the decoration (white-ground) was used in Athenian burials as a gift to the dead and does not appear to have been exported outside the local region.

Collection:
Greek World
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