c. 420 BC
(Greek, Attic, active c. 420-410 BC)
Overall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1928.859
White-ground vases give some idea of the appearance of ancient wall painting.
This white-ground lekythos, a large funerary oil vessel, shows three youths at a tomb. The one seated in the center likely represents the deceased, while those standing on either side are mourners. Although much of the pigment is now lost, the strong use of line and three-quarter views have been cited by some scholars as possibly reflecting the lost works of the famous wall-painter Parrhasios.
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