Oil bottle, Italy, 375-325 BC.

Image number: 10284950

Oil bottle, Italy, 375-325 BC.

Apulian red-figured, squat (broader-bodied) lekythos oil bottle with figured and palmette decoration. Lekythoi were Ancient Greek one-handled, vessels with slender narrow necks. They were used for carrying oil and unguents, and as an offering for the dead.

Image number:
10284950
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
12 January 2004 15:45
Image rights:
Science Museum