Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)
- Attributed to the Painter of Munich 2335
- ca. 440 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; white-ground
- H. 11 9/16 in. (29.4 cm)
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- Purchased by subscription, 1899
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Two women at a tomb
Although tomb scenes do not usually depict activity, it appears that the woman at the left is about to tie another fillet around the shaft of the monument. The figure on the right holds a situla (bucket) and an alabastron (perfume vase). Representations such as this one are invaluable for showing how specific shapes were used. The situla is quite rare under all circumstances.