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GREECE

341 - Warrior at a Grave
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DATE 450 - 425 BC
AUTHOR the Reed painter (5th century BC) Greece
MEDIA White ground lekythos painted with egg tempera pigment
SIZE 49 cm tall
LOCATION Greece - Athens - Archeological Museum
NOTES From Eretria on Euboea, Greece.

On this lekythos (a type of Greek pottery used for storing oil, especially olive oil), a warrior in front of a grave slumps wearily, regarded mournfully by his disconsolate lover. A compelling image of loss and remembrance. Note the auburn hair of the figures.

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