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Attic White-Ground Black-Figure Lekythos (Oil Bottle) with Hermes Returning Cerberus

Late Archaic
ca. 500 BCE
Clay

5 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (15 x 6.3 x 6.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.250
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Lekythoi
Culture/Nationality: Attic

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  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • Black-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Geometric and Orientalizing styles. It appeared in Corinth around 720 BCE, flourished in Attica by 600 BCE, and was found in Sparta, eastern Greece, and elsewhere, until the Red-figure style gradually replaced it in the late sixth century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which is characterized by the use of a refined slip, a two-stage firing process, and sintering to create black figures in silhouette on a red ground. Details were incised into the black figures or applied in purple or white pigment.
  • Hermes
  • 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.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/157705 |title=Attic White-Ground Black-Figure Lekythos (Oil Bottle) with Hermes Returning Cerberus |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/10/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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