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)

Ceramic

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

Gift of Amadio Canessa 1916.1061

Location

Did you know?

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

Description

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
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.