white-ground lekythos: offerings at a musician's tomb

The original of this lekythos dates to the late 5th century BC and is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

Two female mourners attend the gravestone ('stele'); the one on the left holds a basket (possibly containing ritual offerings), the one on the right holds a ribbon ('taenia') in her left hand and appears to be sprinkling spelt. It is common in the iconography of lekythoi for the deceased to be shown seated on the steps of his own stele, as here, but to be entirely disconnected and, almost, invisible to the mourners.

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

white-ground lekythos: offerings at a musician's tomb

SKU: VO-69
  • Height: 37cm
  • 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.