Lekythos with the Ransom of Hector Scene

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 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. Prince Hector was the son of king Priam and queen Hecuba of Trojan. He was the greatest fighter for Troy during the Trojan War. Attica, Greece, circa 500 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 22). Lekythos with the Ransom of Hector Scene. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4199/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Lekythos with the Ransom of Hector Scene." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 22, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4199/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Lekythos with the Ransom of Hector Scene." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Nov 2015. Web. 28 Nov 2020.

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