Squat Lekythos; Attributed to the APZ (Apulianizing) Painter; ca. 330-300 BCE; 7...
Squat LekythosAbout 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.
ca. 330-300 BCEPeriod
CampanianMedium and Materials
Pottery; CeramicStyle and Iconography
CampanianStyle and Iconography
Throwing (pottery technique)Technique
Slip trailing (relief line)Measurements
Height 250 mm; Diameter 126 mmSubject and Association Keywords
The James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New ZealandCredit Line
Donated by Mrs Broadhead, 1968. From the collection of H.D. Broadhead.Object Type
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