White-Ground Lekythos: Mistress and Servant
White-Ground Lekythos: Mistress and Servant
White-Ground Lekythos: Mistress and Servant
White-Ground Lekythos: Mistress and Servant

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White-Ground Lekythos: Mistress and Servant

Greek


White-ground lekythoi were primarily used for storing oil and had a role in funerary rituals. They are often found in tombs.  This lekythos shows a servant presenting a box to her mistress. The presentation is part of a mourning ritual and may commemorate the the passing of the mistress shown here.

Greek Art

White-ground lekythoi were primarily used for storing oil and had a role in funerary rituals. They are often found in tombs.  This lekythos shows a servant presenting a box to her mistress. The presentation is part of a mourning ritual and may commemorate the the passing of the mistress shown here.

Object Information

nationality
Greek
creation date
ca. 460- 450 B.C.
materials
earthenware with painted decoration
dimensions
H: 8 1/4 in.
accession number
47.38
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors