Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Attic red-figure lekythos (oil jar)
Athens, Greece
Early Classical period, 5th century BCE
The Zannoni Painter
Pottery
H: 24; Diam: 7.5 cm
Gift of Claire Huchet-Bishop, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Dr. Arthur Briskier
Accession number: 80.51.94
 
 
This lekythos is decorated with a scene of the mistress of a house standing in front of a Doric column and holding a casket in her left hand, probably symbolizing the nuptial gifts described in ancient sources.

Publications:
Klinger, S., "Lekythoi by the Zannoni Painter: The Work of an Early Classical “Hack” Painter", Numismatica e Antichità Classiche (Quaderni Ticinesi), 29, Lugano, 2000
Beazley, J.D., Beazley, J.D., Attic Red Figure Vase Painters, (ARV), 1956

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir