Squat lekythos

Description
This is an ancient Greek red-figure ware juglet called a ‘lekythos’. This type of jug was used for storing oil, often for funerary use. It has a ring base, round body, thin neck and with a tall rim. The decoration shows a male figure crawling towards an abstract scroll pattern.
Accession Loan No.
439/1975
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
squat lekythos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
perfumed oil bottle, squat lekythos
Dimensions
whole height 87 mm; base diameter 53 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Production Town
neighbourhood of Athens
Production County
Attika
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; red figure ware
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
perfumed oil, used especially at funerals
Collection Site Name
Athens, neighbourhood of
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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