Please note this article is an artist’s REPLICA and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!
* MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – HAND PAINTED *
Height : 26 cm (10.24 in)
Width: 9,5 cm (3.74 in)
Net Weight: 482 gr (1.06 lb)
Material: Genuine Ceramic
Note: Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual colour of the item. Thank you!
A lekythos is a type of Ancient Greek vessel used for storing oil , especially olive oil. It has a narrow body and one handle attached to the neck of the vessel, and is thus a narrow type of jug, with no pouring lip;
These vessels were very popular during the 5th century BC, however there are many that have been found dating all the way back to 700 BC. The lekythos was used for anointing dead bodies of unmarried women and many lekythoi are found in tombs. The images on lekythoi were often depictions of daily activities or rituals. They contained a perfumed oil which was offered either to the dead person or to the gods of the underworldThe Lekythos was used to smear perfumed oil on a woman’s skin before getting married and were placed in tombs to allow the unmarried woman to prepare for a wedding in the afterlife.