Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)
- Attributed to the Workshop of the Nikon Painter
- ca. 470–460 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1924
- Accession Number:
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.