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A squat Apulian lekythos

Late 4th century BC to 3rd century BC

Made in a Greek colony in southern Italy.

Colouring of black on red clay

Height: 16.5cm
Diameter: 10.5cm, maximum

Museum number: BR6

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 532help-vermeule-catalogue-number

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

Side A: Large Female head left, between two sprays. Elongated dentil neck border; incised line on shoulder.

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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