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Lekythos (Corinthian black-figure ware)
mid 5th century BCE

11.5 × 7.8 × 7.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Corinth, Greece
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1893
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Small, trefoil-mouthed jug with a cylindrical, high-swung handle from mouth to shoulder and a flared base, slightly concave underneath. The handle, mouth and neck are black. On the shoulder are two rows of broken meander and on the shoulder edge six brown rings. The body exhibits a black frieze of lotus and palmettes, the palmettes being solid. Below this are two bands of red-brown above a wide black band extending to the foot. There is a reserved band at the junction of the body and the foot. The underside is reserved.