Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)
- Late Archaic
- 1st quarter of 5th century B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; black-figure
- H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); diameter 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1941
- Accession Number:
The application of glaze to an Attic shape effectively articulates the various parts and gives it a formal, finished appearance. Attic black-figured and black-glazed lekythoi persisted well after the introduction of the red-figure technique about 530 B.C.