Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Black-Figure Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Komos (Revel)

Black-Figure Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Komos (Revel)

c. 500 BC

attributed to The Group of Cleveland 16.1061

(name vase)


Overall: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

Gift of Amadio Canessa 1916.1061


Did you know?

The small black marks between and around the figures are mock letters, perhaps indicating illiteracy.


Three bearded figures dance or cavort on this oil vessel, each wreathed, loosely draped with a cloak, and holding a staff. The central figure also holds a drinking horn, though all may well have been drinking. The painter of this vase is unknown, but the style of drawing has been linked to a similar vessel now in Syracuse, Sicily.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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