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Corinthian Miniature Lekythos (Oil Bottle)

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Corinthian Miniature Lekythos (Oil Bottle)

ca. 550 BCE - 400 BCE

2 13/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in. (7.2 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.253
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Votive Objects
Culture/Nationality: Corinthian

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  • juglets - Small vessels, usually ancient, having the shape of a jug, which is a vessel with a narrow neck, handle, and pouring lip.
  • lekythoi - Ancient Greek one-handled, usually tall and slender narrow-necked vessels used for oil and unguents and as an offering for the dead. The form resembles the aryballos in that it has a narrow neck and a single handle, but the lekythos is generally a taller vessel with a small, deep mouth. The Greek word lekythos was undoubtedly used for the various forms called "lekythos" today, although it also appears that the term was used for oil vessels in general in Ancient times.
  • miniatures - Object genre including various types of things that are a smaller or reduced version of an original, such as a likeness or representation on a small scale or a small-scale model.
  • votive offerings - Objects or monuments donated by an individual for a public place or shrine, especially in gratitude for deliverance from distress. For those that are, or contain, images, use "ex-votos."

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