Oil bottle, Southern Italy, 375-325 BCE

Made:
375-325 BCE in Roman Empire, Italy and Apulia
maker:
Unknown

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Red-figure squat lekythos, with figured and palmette decoration, handle now detached, Apulian, Italy, 375BC-325BC

Lekythos oil bottle, handle now detached, decorated in the Apulian style. Roman, from Italy, 375-325BC. Apulia, a region of southern Italy, gave its name to the distinct style of decoration seen on this bottle. Lekythoi were Ancient Greek one-handled, vessels with slender narrow necks. They were used for carrying oil and unguents

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A635511
type:
oil bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • oil vessel