white-ground lekythos: offerings at a tomb

The original, dating to ca440 BC and attributed to the Bosanquet Painter, is in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. It depicts a visit to a grave - a common scene for these funerary vases. In the middle, a large funerary stele crowned by a pediment with palmette, stands on a stepped base with funerary gifts such as wreaths and vases. To the right, a woman carries a basket of wreaths. To the left stands a young man clad in a himation and holding a spear. The profound melancholy of the scene is accentuated by the nobility of the figures and the simplicity of the composition.

white-ground lekythos: offerings at a tomb

SKU: VM-60
£150.00Price
  • Height: 25cm
  • This lekythos was created by a former supplier, and is the last one. Hand drawn and hand painted in every detail.