Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos

 

Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos

An ancient Athenian black-figure lekythos of slender form decorated with a pair of large apotropaic eyes, between is a helmeted hoplite bearing shield and spear, an eagle flies above.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 525 - 500 BC.
Height: 6 in. (15.2 cm).
Intact.

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

Deaccessioned from the Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey, (inv. no. X00.107), gifted to the museum in the mid-20th century.

Inv#: 7700

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