From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis lekythos would have most likely been used for oils and unguents and as offerings to the dead. Lekythoi are traditionally funeral vessels. This vase features the imagery of the god Dionysus, seated between two Satyrs (his half-goat followers). This type of vase is a typical type of which large quantities would have been produced.
MakerClass of Athens 581
Date Madeca. 500 BC
Date MadeEarly 5th century BC
Place NotesMost likely produced in Athens due to the nature and style of the piece.
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
Style and IconographyWhite-ground
TechniqueBlack-figure vase painting
MeasurementsHeight 116mm; Diameter 47mm
Subject and Association KeywordsGods in art
Subject and Association KeywordsSocial life and customs
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by Mrs Broadhead, 1968. From the collection of H. D. Broadhead.
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