Oil bottle, Southern Italy, 375-325 BCE

Made:
375-325 BCE in Italy, Roman Empire and Apulia
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Red-figure squat lekythos, with figured and palmette decoration
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Rotational image of Red-figure squat lekythos
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Red-figure squat lekythos, with figured and palmette decoration
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A635511
Materials:
pottery
Measurements:
overall: 234 mm x 110 mm 115 mm, .38kg
type:
oil bottle