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Originals of these miniature vases date to around the late sixth and early fifth centuries BC, are to be found in the grave hoards from the ancient Kerameikos in Athens. They are thought to have been used as votive offerings and toys for children.

This mini lekythos shows a seated musician playing the lyre, the instrument of Homer, Apollo, and Orpheus.

mini white-ground lekythos: musician with lyre

SKU: VO-135
£25.00 Regular Price