Squat Lekythos; Attributed to the APZ (Apulianizing) Painter; ca. 330-300 BCE; 7...

Name/Title

Squat Lekythos

About this object

This squat lekythos was a container for oil and perfume, and would have primarily been used by women. Fittingly such vessels often featured images of the goddess Aphrodite, or of women in idyllic gardens.

On the body of this lekythos, two women are in a garden. The woman at the left stands holding a phiale (an offering bowl), while the other woman is seated on a rock. She has her right hand extended and is holding a sash.

As talented as ancient Greek craftspeople were, sometimes mistakes were made in the potting processes. In the case of this vessel, it appears that it was misfired, giving the pot an unusual grey tone.

Maker

Attributed to the APZ (Apulianizing) Painter

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

ca. 330-300 BCE

Period

Hellenistic

Place Made

Italy

Place Notes

Campanian

Medium and Materials

Pottery; Ceramic

Style and Iconography

Campanian

Style and Iconography

Red-figure

Technique

Throwing (pottery technique)

Technique

Polychromy

Technique

Slip trailing (relief line)

Measurements

Height 250 mm; Diameter 126 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and dress

Subject and Association Keywords

Women in art

Subject and Association Keywords

Plants in art

Named Collection

The James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs Broadhead, 1968. From the collection of H.D. Broadhead.

Object Type

Containers

Object number

74.68

Rights

All rights reserved

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