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Ancient Greek Painted Pottery Lekythos, 500 BC


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Ancient Greek highly painted pottery LEKYTHOS, depicting three dancing figures , dating to approximately 500 BC

Lekythoi (plural of lekythos) were used to hold oil or perfume, especially during religious ceremonies also at baths and gymnasiums and for funerary offerings Graceful body tapered to the base, and a narrow neck with a loop-shaped handle.

There are several variations in shapes; the cylindrical type, like this one, was first seen in the last third of the sixth-century and would predominant as the main type of lekythos in the fifth century.

Measurements: Height: 14 cm - Diameter: 6 cm

Condition: A chip on one side of the body as shown in the pictures otherwise intact

Found in Samaria north of Jerusalem, Israel

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