The original, dating to ca 440BC and attributed to the Nikon Painter, is in the museum in Brussels. A stately, well-dressed lady stands to the left, with long, neatly-arranged locks hanging down over her shoulder and back. A red diadem circles her head and she holds a sash in her hands and gazes towards a young female slave who is holding a chest. This lekythos is unusual because while it is white-ground in style, the decoration on the shoulder of the vase is in red-figure.

This lekythos has been drawn by hand and painted by hand for us, in Greece.  As the shapes themselves are formed and fired in Greece by a local potter, there may be a difference of up to a centimetre or so from the dimensions we specify.

dimensions Height: 30cm

white-ground lekythos: Athenian lady with slavegirl

  • Code: VM-61
  • Status: In Stock
  • £185.00

  • excl tax: £154.17