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Attic red-figure lekythos (oil jar)

Attic red-figure lekythos (oil jar)

Attic red-figure lekythos (oil jar)

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

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

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.

From the Israel Museum 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., Attic Red Figure Vase Painters, (ARV), 1956