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An Apulian squat lekythos

Late 4th century BC to 3rd century BC

Made in a Greek colony in southern Italy.

Colouring of black on red clay

Height: 10cm
Diameter: 17.5cm, maximum

Museum number: BR8

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 531help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Side A: Large female head left, between two sprays.

A lekythos is a Greek pottery vessel used for storing oil, especially olive oil. It has a narrow body and one handle attached to the neck of the vessel.

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