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

c. 500 BCE
(name vase)
Overall: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)
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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.
Black-Figure Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Komos (Revel)

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

c. 500 BCE

The Group of Cleveland 16.1061

(name vase)

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