GP1802

An Attic Black Figure Lekythos, Classical Period, ca. 5th century BC

Used to hold oil for personal use, the shoulder ornamented with two bands of radiating strokes, the body decorated with two seated older men flanking a mounted young man of 13-17 years undergoing military training (ephebe), possibly judging his form in a cavalry review, a dokimasia.

Condition: Some wear to the glaze but otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.   

Dimensions: Height: 7 1/4 inches ( 18.4 cm)

Provenance: Private New Jersey collection since 2015, and previously a private New York collection.

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