About this object

This is a white-ground lekythos in the style of the Sabouroff Painter. The outline decoration is in black-brown slip. There are traces of palmette pattern on the shoulder, and a maeander border below the shoulder, framing the main scene. The main frieze shows on the left, a youth wearing a chlamys, a petasos (hat) hanging behind his head. He holds two spears in his left hand. In the centre, there is a grave marker with two wreaths at foot. To the right, a woman wearing a long chiton stands in a frontal body position but has her head turned towards the tomb. There are traces of red colour in her chiton. The gesture of her right hand suggests she has just placed a wreath. The left hand has completely faded.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Athens
  • Date made
    470 BC - 440 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From C. T. Seltman
  • Collector
    Charles Seltman
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    375 mm x 106 mm
  • Note
    Purchased by Liverpool Museum for £70 Paper label 24 on base
  • Related people
    Sabouroff ( Artist/maker); Charles Seltman ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Charles Seltman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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