Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) Attributed to the Sappho Painter Period: Archaic Date: ca. 500 B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic Medium: Terracotta; black-figure, white-ground Dimensions: H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm); diameter 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm) | Helios (the Sun) rises in his quadriga (4-horse chariot); above, Nyx (Night) driving away to the left and Eos (the goddess of dawn) to the right; Herakles offering sacrifice at altar. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Archaeological Museum of Laurion: A white ground lekythos with a scene of mourners, from a seaside cemetery near Sounion. These vessels containing fragrant oils were used to anoint the body of the deceased during the preparations for their funeral. They were used exclusively in burials or memorial services and they always depict mourning scenes.
RISD Museum: Attributed to Inscription painter, Greek; attic, ca. 475-450 BC. Oil flask (lekythos) depicting a visit to the grave, 470-450 BCE. Terracotta, white-ground. Height: 35 cm (13 3/4 inches). Anonymous gift 69.142.1
Attic White-Ground Lekythos. Date: about 460 B.C. White lekythos (near Class ATL). Woman in chiton and black himation holding a fillet and standing between mound topped by a plemochoe and decked with fillets, branches, and spears, and a loutrophoros also decked with fillets and branches. Running rightward meander band below shoulder.