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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)
Attributed to the Workshop of the Nikon Painter
ca. 470–460 B.C.
H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1924
On the shoulder and body, palmette-lotos ornament
Nonfigural motifs could be handled in quite different ways. It is useful to compare the fluid palmettes and stylized lotoses around the body. In addition to being decorative in their own right, these zones always emphasize the various parts of the shape.
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