Curator‘s Comments

A lekythos is an oil container with one handle and a narrow neck. The oil was often used for anointing the dead, and many lekythoi were found in tombs.


Unknown artist. Greek, late 5th century B.C.E.

Lekythos, n.d.

Glazed and painted terra cotta

Purchased with the Winthrop Hillyer Fund

ID Number: SC 1923:5