Attic Greek Red-Figure Lekythos

Attic Greek Red-Figure Lekythos

An ancient Attic Greek red-figure lekythos with an image of youthful nude Eros seated on a rock, his wings raised and hands hands outstretched as if holding something.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 470-440 BC.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm).

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

Formerly in the collection of Maria Sessa, inherited from her father Edward Sessa, acquired in the 1970s.

Inv#: 7389

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