Attic Greek White-Ground Lekythos

An ancient Attic Greek white-ground lekythos with two rows of palmettes around the body, dotted bands above and radiate pattern on the shoulder.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 500 - 450 BC.
Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.8 cm).

The lekythos was used to hold olive oil in antiquity and was often left as a grave offering.

cf.: D. C. Kurtz, Athenian White Lekythos, Patterns and Painters, (Oxford, 1975), pls. 70.2 (British Museum) and 71.1 (Athens, Kerameikos Museum)
Formerly in the collection of Jerome Eisenberg, New York.
Inv#: 8439
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