lekythos (Jug)

About this object

History of use

Funerary gift. Used for storing and pouring oil.

Cultural context


Physical description

Small lekythos in mottled grey to reddish fine-grained clay with a few white limestone particles and fine silver mica. The jug has a black lustrous glaze, a raised ring base, a broad tubular body, a narrow neck, a trumpet mouth, and vertical strap handle that extends from the base of the mouth to the shoulder.