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Lekythos (Attic white-ground ware)
460 BCE-450 BCE

35.2 × 11.3 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
inscribed on the body (above the scene) in Greek script: DROMIPPOS KALOS DROMOKLEIDO
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1971
© Public Domain
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Tall, slender jar with a sharply offset shoulder, single strap handle and a narrow neck topped by a cup-shaped mouth. The foot is a thick disc with reserved edges. The mouth, neck, handle and lower body/base are black. On the shoulder are palmettes and tendrils. Below the shoulder is a band of meander and saltires. The main scene is on a white-ground and depicts a mistress (in red at right) and maid bringing a tray of ribbons/fillets. In the field is a hanging lekythos on each side, stools and a portion of a curtain.