Apulian Lekanis: Head of a Woman and Winged Genie
Apulian Lekanis: Head of a Woman and Winged Genie
Apulian Lekanis: Head of a Woman and Winged Genie
Apulian Lekanis: Head of a Woman and Winged Genie

Apulian Lekanis: Head of a Woman and Winged Genie


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Mythical scenes of love and revelry were common themes of Apulian (South Italian) vases, which were presented as offerings to the dead at their tombs. This lekanis, or offering dish, shows a woman’s head on one side and a winged genie on the other. Genies were believed to assist with funerary rites and with the transition to the afterworld.

Greek Art

Mythical scenes of love and revelry were common themes of Apulian (South Italian) vases, which were presented as offerings to the dead at their tombs. This lekanis, or offering dish, shows a woman’s head on one side and a winged genie on the other. Genies were believed to assist with funerary rites and with the transition to the afterworld.

Object Information

nationality
Greek
creation date
late 4th century B.C.
materials
terra-cotta
dimensions
H: 6-1/8 in.
accession number
57.131A-B
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Henry E. Perry
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors

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