Attic Greek Black Glazed Lekythos
An ancient Attic Greek black glazed lekythos with a scrolling palmette pattern on the shoulder and a meander pattern around the upper body.
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), pl. 67.
Formerly in the collection of George S. Blumenthal, acquired at Christie's, New York, June 5, 1998, lot 260.