Lekythos

Description
A lekythos was a small container for oil which was used rubbed onto the skin and scraped from the body with a strigil to leave the skin clean. They are often associated with funeral practice in Ancient Greece. This one is decorated with horizontal bands of varying widths and palmettes.
Accession Loan No.
36/1927/23
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
lekythos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
lekythos
Cultural Group
Greek
Family Group

Material
pottery
Collector / Excavator
Forbes, J de B, Rev
Collection Site Name
Necropolis at Marsala (Lilybaeum), Sicily
Collection Town
Marsala
Collection County
Sicily
Collection Country
Italy
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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