Black figure oil bottle (lekythos)
Greek, East Greek
about 460 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens; Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Necropolis
11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Three palmettes, stripes and bands. This kind of mass-produced shoulder lekythos with summarily executed palmettes was extremely popular throughout the eastern Greek world.
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.
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America