12 June 2000
AN ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS
circa 470-460 b.c.
With a woman walking to the right but looking back, wearing a chiton and a himation in black over the left shoulder, her hair knotted in back and bound in a diadem, holding a scepter in her left hand, her right hand extended behind her, a nonsense inscription to the left; a black groundline below, a band of key framed by plain bands above, palmettes on the reserved shoulder with vertical lines above
83/8 in. (21.27 cm) high
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