The original lekythos dates to the second half of the second century BC and is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
In this domestic scene, a well-dressed seated female is approached by another female who is probably a slave girl because of her more simple dress. We can tell that the exchange between the two figures is taking place inside because of the mirror and oinochoe hanging on the "wall".
The scene is reminiscent of a similar composition on a fifth century marble stele known as the Hegeso Relief. The theme of the woman and her slavegirl is common in Athenian painted pottery. It perhaps constitutes a retrospective mode of commemoration of the deceased, which is, in this case, the seated woman.
This lekythos has been painted by hand for us in Greece. The muted colours are consistent with the original vase in its current state.
white-ground lekythos: seated woman with slavegirl
- 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.