Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avraham Hay
White-ground lekythos (oil jar, sometimes used as a grave offering)
Athens, Greece
Early Classical period, ca. 460 BCE
Aischines Painter
Pottery
H: 20.3 cm
Purchase, Anna D. Ternbach Bequest Fund, in memory of Joseph Ternbach
Accession number: 2001.41.74
 
 
The youth depicted here stands beside an altar. In one hand he holds a spear, while the other hand is outstretched above the altar. The spear was the youth’s offering, a typical dedication of both victorious athletes and warriors.

Publications:
Klinger, S., "Two Attic white ground Lekythoi in The Israel Museum", in Israel Museum Studies in Archeology, Vol 3, 2004

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