Ancient Greek-era Lekythos in Sicily


This ancient Sicilian-Greek-era lekythos caught my eye because of the drummer and flute player depicted in its design. A lekythos is a specific shape of Greek pottery–narrow with one handle–that was used for storing olive oil c. 500 BC. They commonly showed men practicing rituals or daily tasks because it was a vessel used primarily while observing funerary rites. I photographed this at the Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi” in Siracusa.

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