Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avraham Hay
White-ground lekythos (oil jar, sometimes used as a grave offering)
Athens, Greece
Early Classical period, ca. 460 BCE
Aischines Painter
H: 20.3 cm
Purchase, Anna D. Ternbach Bequest Fund, in memory of Joseph Ternbach
Accession number: 2001.41.74
The youth depicted here stands beside an altar. In one hand he holds a spear, while the other hand is outstretched above the altar. The spear was the youth’s offering, a typical dedication of both victorious athletes and warriors.

Klinger, S., "Two Attic white ground Lekythoi in The Israel Museum", in Israel Museum Studies in Archeology, Vol 3, 2004

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir