Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos

Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos

An ancient Attic Greek black-figure white-ground lekythos, with a diamond shaped checkerboard pattern around the body with meander pattern above and zigzags and crosshatched bands below.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 475-425 BC.
Height: 8 in. (20.2 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. 71.2 (Ashmolean Museum no. 1879.209.

Formerly in Dr. Malcolm Hardy collection, Chapel Hill, NC, acquired in 1973 (deaccessioned from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City).

Inv#: 6124

$2,500



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