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A squat Attic (Greek) lekythos

Black on red clay, with reserved net pattern in black lines

Height: 10.5cm
Circumference: 18cm

Museum number: BR7

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 508help-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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