white-ground lekythos: Charon the ferryman

The original lekythos, dating to ca 420BC and attributed to the Reed Painter, is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

Charon, the ferryman whose duty it was to transport the souls of the dead across the river Styx in the Underworld, is shown on the left. He is about to take on board the soul of a female.

The muted colours are consistent with the original vase in its current state.

white-ground lekythos: Charon the ferryman

SKU: VO-68
  • Height: 28cm
  • They are all made in Greece in the workshop of the Lioulias family, with whom It's All Greek is proud to have been working since 2004.

    The vases themselves are manufactured in Greece, the images are then applied by transfer, before being painted by hand.