This Greek Lekythos is painted in black and white. 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.
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Meyer, Franz Sales Handbook of Ornament (New York, NY: The Bruno Hessling Company, 1904)