Oil bottle, Italy, 375-325 BC.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Oil bottle, Italy, 375-325 BC.

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Apulian red-figured, squat (broader-bodied) lekythos oil bottle with figured and palmette decoration. Lekythoi were Ancient Greek one-handled, vesels with slender narrow necks. They were used for carrying oil and unguents, and as an offering for the dead.

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