Black figure oil bottle (lekythos)

Greek, East Greek
Classical Period
about 460 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens; Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Necropolis

Dimensions

11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.153

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Three palmettes, stripes and bands. This kind of mass-produced shoulder lekythos with summarily executed palmettes was extremely popular throughout the eastern Greek world.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America