Lekythos, Gods with Chariots

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 November 2015
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Oil, especially olive oil, was stored in specialized Greek pottery; lekythos (pleural, lekythoi). Many lekythoi were found inside tombs; they were used to anoint the dead bodies of single men. Mainly dull red and black paints were used by artists to decorate these ceramics. Attica, Greece, circa 500 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 21). Lekythos, Gods with Chariots. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4185/lekythos-gods-with-chariots/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lekythos, Gods with Chariots." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 21, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4185/lekythos-gods-with-chariots/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lekythos, Gods with Chariots." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Nov 2015. Web. 06 Dec 2021.

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