Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Terracotta; red-figure | 9.4 x 9.4cm | Ca. 480–470 B.C.

Unknown Artist


Nike, the personification of victory, lends herself particularly well to the tall, rather narrow shape of a lekythos. The subject was common during the first decades of the fifth century B.C., undoubtedly in response to the Greek victory over t...
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