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An Attic (Greek) lekythos

Late 6th century BC to 5th century BC

Black glaze on red fired clay

Height: 23cm
Circumference: 38.5cm

Museum number: L41

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 502help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

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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