Miniature Attic red-figure lekythos with palmette - 922.47.22_1

922.47.22_1

Miniature Attic red-figure lekythos with palmette

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece
Date: 4th century BC
Period: Greek Classical period
Dimensions:
5.7 cm
Object number: 922.47.22
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis tiny Athenian lekythos (oil-flask) probably didn't hold perfumed oil. Miniature versions of full-sized shapes were commonly used as votive gifts in sanctuaries, or as burial goods. They may even have been children's toys.
Collection:
Greek World
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