Attic white-ground lekythos (perfume container)
This is a typical example of white-ground vases produced in Attica during the Classical period. The lekythos was found in a fragmentary condition and has been restored. All vessels of this kind carry representations relevant to mortuary rituals. So, this particular vessel is decorated with a representation referring to death. A woman and a man are shown approaching a burial monument, which stands on top of a three-step base. Two lekythoi and a kantharos (drinking vessel) are placed on the steps. The woman wears a long chiton (light robe, usually made of linen), and stretches her arms towards the monument, while the young man stands on the opposite side wrapped in a black-and-brown himation (mantle).