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Athenian Black-Figured Lekythos

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3679, Athenian Black-Figured Lekythos, Archaic Period; c. 500-480 B.C.

Artist: Photographer: Ardon Bar Hama
Culture: Greek
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: h. 12 in / 32.5 cm

This lekythos, used for storing oil or perfume, depicts two warriors on horseback and two dogs. The warriors are female, probably Amazons, which is obvious by their lack of beards. Also, the white slip that would have covered their skin, which would definitely distinguish them as female, is faintly visible in places.

The work is attributed to the Gela Painter due to the lettering throughout the background of the scene and the close attention to animal detail while human figures are done with less care.

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