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  • Lekythos greek ceramic vessel with King Leonidas of Sparta injured with the aid of using an arrow. In historical Greek pottery, Lekythos, plural Lekythoi, became an oil vessel with an extended cylindrical frame and a skinny neck with a handle.

    It became utilized in baths and gyms in addition to for burial gifts. The call seems to had been utilized by the historical Athenians to consult any tiny oil flask. Around 590 BCE, the lekythos appeared, embellished withinside the black-determine approach. The purple-determine approach became sporadically applied from about 530 BCE, however till approximately 480 BCE, the bulk of lekythoi have been nevertheless embellished in black-determine. Then round 440 BCE, emerged a brand new approach wherein lekythoi have been painted with a white foundation and figurative scenes. This fashion is famous in a big range of places. Because the white floor paint became brittle and now no longer appropriate for heavy usage, a extremely good range of this fashion are documented, more often than not from Athenian cemeteries. Totally glazed black lekythoi and purple determine ones remained the maximum long lasting bureaucracy for normal usage.

    Greek Lekythos, Ancient Pottery, Black figure, Leonidas of Sparta

    466,00 € Regular Price
    396,10 €Sale Price
    • 📜 Type: White ground, Archaic-Classical

      📜 Circa: 440 BC

      📜Condition: New, handmade in Greece

      📜 Materials: Ceramic

      📜 Dimensions: Width 10 cm (3.94 inches)-Height 35 cm (13.78 inches) lid included

      📜 Weight: 1,100 kilos (2.42 pounds)

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