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A South Italian undecorated squat lekythos

4th century BC


Height: 9cm
Diameter: 21cm

Museum number: BR12

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 524help-vermeule-catalogue-number

On display: Breakfast Room - central octagonal roof light
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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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