Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) …

This is 2400 years old can you comprehend that?


“This lekythos has an unusually large shape is subdivided into three zones, each with a mythological subject. The middle zone features Thetis and her sister Nereids bringing armor to replace the set that Achilles had given Patroklos. The lower zone depicts Theseus and Hippolyte in combat among Greeks and Amazons. The uppermost scene has been interpreted as the abduction of Persephone but more likely shows a god (or goddess) departing on a mission of divine intervention.” http://met.org/2mMVO99


Featured Artwork of the Day: Attributed to the Eretria Painter | Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) | ca. 420 B.C. | Greek, Attic.

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2 thoughts on “Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) …

  1. Aquileana

    How interesting… A lekytho would be a sort of ancient version of a triptych.
    I love it … and I didn´t know about this particular type of amphora, so thank you for sharing this post… Also, thanks so much for the shout-out. Very much appreciated. And in return, I am adding a mention of this in my next post (will be out next month!).. xx Happy weekend ❤

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