Terracotta lydion (perfume jar)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Because large numbers of such perfume jars have been found in Lydia, modern scholars have called the shape a lydion. It was locally made in other regions of the ancient Mediterranean, notably Athens. The significant aspect of these vases was certainly the contents.

Terracotta lydion (perfume jar), Terracotta, Lydian

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