lekythos (Oil Jug)

About this object

Iconographic meaning

Imagery shows Peleus (Achilles' father) grabbing the sea goddess Thetis, with two women fleeing to either side.

Physical description

Attic black figure lekythos with a solid circular base and a cylindrical body that widens near the top. Jug has a long, thin neck with a handle and a flared opening at the top. The top opening, handle, and most of the base area are painted black. There are black figures painted on the body, and between the body and neck there are a series of black painted lines and dots.