Lekythos



Accession Number
GR29
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Egypt and its Neighbours
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Vase
Material
Pottery
Measurements
Height: 147mm | Diameter (widest): 70mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Greek
Animal
Bull/cow

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Description

A black-figured lekythos. Lekthoi were used for storing oil. Dancing satyrs and women are depicted around the vessel, and bulls are painted around the shoulder. It was purchased by Professor Kerferd for the Classics Department in the 1960s.

Bibliography

Gill and Gee in the Journal of Hellenic Studies 1996 no 14.

Last modified: 21 Apr 2022

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