Attic white-ground lekythos with palmette pattern - ROM2018_16737_29


Attic white-ground lekythos with palmette pattern

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown but probably Attica
Date: about 470-460 BC
Period: Greek Early Classical period
9.3 × 4.0 cm
Object number: 923.13.41
Credit Line: Gift of the Members of the Royal Ontario Museum
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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.

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