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Lekythos in the Form of Sphinx, Late 5th century BC, Attica, Clay; h 21.5 cm

This vessel for perfumed oil, of Attic work, was found not far from Taman in 1869. This superb example of Greek art demonstrates a notable characteristic of art of the Classical period: the form of the rim, neck and handle is that of a lekythos (a type of Greek pottery used for storing oil), while the body is executed in the form of a Sphinx - a mythological creature with a lion’s body, bird’s wings, and a woman’s head, with fine facial features and a magnificent head of curly hair. (Source)

Lekythos in the Form of Sphinx, Late 5th century BC, Attica, Clay; h 21.5 cm

This vessel for perfumed oil, of Attic work, was found not far from Taman in 1869. This superb example of Greek art demonstrates a notable characteristic of art of the Classical period: the form of the rim, neck and handle is that of a lekythos (a type of Greek pottery used for storing oil), while the body is executed in the form of a Sphinx - a mythological creature with a lion’s body, bird’s wings, and a woman’s head, with fine facial features and a magnificent head of curly hair.
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