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Black figure oil bottle (lekythos)

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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

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

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.153

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels