MU logo University of Missouri sitemap | map | parking | directions | contact the museum
Home | Events | Museum Info | Calendar | Education | Exhibitions | Collections | Support
Home | Exhibitions | Online | Final Farewell Home | Greece & Italy Home

Final Farewell: The Culture of Death and the Afterlife

The Spectacle of Death: Funerary Customs in Ancient Greece and Italy

back to Greece & Italy section homeCineray Urncineray amphoraLekythos (pot)Mask of MedusaSiren FigurineRhytonHydriaAutumn statuestele of boyfunerary statuehead from grave stele to Suicide in Greece & Rome section

White-ground LekythosWhite-ground Lekythos

This lekythos depicts a youth and a woman flanking a funerary stele while performing funerary rights in remembrance of the deceased. Their somber expressions reveal a sense of loss. The lekythos’ decoration is related to the function of the pot, which was used to store oil that anointed the body of the dead during funeral ceremonies.

White-ground Lekythos
Greek, Classical Period
ca. 425 B.C.E.
Pottery
(2000.1)
Weinberg Fund

Copyright © 2014 The Curators of the University of Missouri | DMCA | all rights reserved
An equal opportunity/affirmative action institution

Museum of Art and Archaeology | College of Arts and Science | University of Missouri
1 Pickard Hall | Columbia, MO 65211-1420 | phone: 573-882-3591 | fax: 573-884-4039 | Email the museum
AAM logoaccredited by the American Association of Museums

Attention:
The Museum is currently closed and moving to Mizzou North. Please continue to check our website for updates and the openings of galleries.