This fine plastic vase is the product of an Attic workshop. It is an aryballos-shaped lekythos, which combines a mould-made aryballos body with a long wheel-made neck and lekythos handle. The body of the vase is shaped like a bust of Aphrodite emerging from the waves inside an open shell. The goddess wears an ornate necklace and a wide tiara with traces of paint still visible on it. Her face is serene and the treatment of the figure is detailed. This is a typical example of the small plastic vases of the Classical period, which are distinguished by their enchanting subjects and colourfulness.
Classical period, 400 B.C.
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height: 0,135 m
Trumpf-Lyritzaki M., Griechische Figurenvasen, H. Bouvier u. Co Verlag, Bonn, 1969, σ. 4, αρ. 2, πίν. 1 a-b