This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.
Meyer, Franz Sales Handbook of Ornament (New York, NY: The Bruno Hessling Company, 1904)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman