Attic white-ground lekythos with palmette pattern - ROM2018_16737_14

ROM2018_16737_14

Attic white-ground lekythos with palmette pattern

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 450 BC
Period: Classical Greek period
Dimensions:
11.0 × 3.9 cm
Object number: 922.47.19
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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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