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Artist:Group of the Painter of Naples 1789Title:Red-figure lekanis Date:4th century BCE Medium:Ceramic Culture: Campanian Dimensions:8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm) Credit Line:The Duke Classical Collection Accession number:DCC1981.1 Label Copy: The lekanis is a lidded container for small objects and was often presented as a bridal gift. This example is decorated with images of women wearing jewelry and the sakkos, a cloth covering for the hair also seen on other objects in the case. Jewelry, elaborate hairstyles, and fine clothing were as fashionable and in flux as they are today.


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