Attic Greek White-Ground Lekythos

An ancient Attic Greek white-ground lekythos with a black lattice pattern on the body with dots inthe diamond shaped negative space, a meander at the shoulder.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 500 - 450 BC.
Height: 4 7/8 in. (12.3 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).
Formerly in the collection of Jerome Eisenberg, New York.
Inv#: 8435
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