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Women preparing funerary baskets, lekythos, timokrates painter.JPG
First off, notice the beautiful color preservation of this lekythos. The high finish of detail is stunning.

The phenomenon of the meta-image on Athenian Polychrome White Ground Lekythoi is an intersting concept. Here the two women are carrying…

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This is a conventional image on a white ground lekythos for three reasons: 1) It is a visit to a grave with a stele that extends into the shoulder of the vessel, 2) There is a mourner at the grave assuming a position of lamentation, and 3) What is…

prothesis in oakley.jpg
This is one of the best examples of a prothesis-- or funerary wake--on Attic white ground lekythoi. It is additionally one of the best examples of their "polychrome" element. It depicts a deceased youth with light brown hair, lying on a bier, and…

Lekythos_by_the_Bosanquet_Painter_Antikensammlung_Berlin_V.I._3291_(5).jpg
The grave visitor on this lekythos is one of non-Greek ethnicity, an “Other.”. She is assumed to be an Ethiopian servant due to the variation in her facial features and clothing that differ from typical images of Greek people depicted on white…

Two Women, wikimedia commons.jpg
Two women, in the roles of Joan Reilly's "Mistress and Maid" iconographic unit, are depicted by the Achilles Painter with a funerary basket.

Woman, baskets, two lek, at grave.jpg
This is a great depiction of the phenomenon of meta-images on Athenian Polychrome White Ground Lekythoi. The woman bearing the funerary basket containing multicolored fillets and cakes also carries two lekythoi towards the aesthetically complex…

two women, domestic, fillets, basket, MFA.jpg
This image shows arguably one of the most important domestic activities of Classical Athenian Woman-- the preparation of funerary baskets to visit the graves of deceased family members. Consistent and continuous care of the graves ensures a happy…

Stele, bird, peplos.png
This is a relatively unique scene in which a woman wearing an elaborately colored dress (Doric peplos) extends her arm past the grave stele towards a youth while holding a small bird. On the reverse side of vessel is a grouping of red reeds, which…

mistress and maid, Achilles Painter.jpg
A youth female carries a box towards an adult woman. Please hover over the image for more information about the relationship between these two figures.

man and woman at sarcoph, lek deposits, lamp.jpg
What looks to be a regular grave visit by a woman turns out to be full of many intriguing aspects, including a lekythos at the base of a sarcophagus turned on its side, the presence of an epiphany as the man in the heroic nude with a sword, and a…
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