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An Apulian squat lekythos

Late 4th century BC

Made in a Greek colony in southern Italy.

Colouring of black on yellowish clay

Height: 11cm
Diameter (mouth): 3cm
Circumference: 17.5cm

Museum number: BR10

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 530help-vermeule-catalogue-number

On display: Breakfast Room - central octagonal roof light
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Curatorial note

Side A: Large female head facing left between two sprays. Incised shoulder collar.

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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