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Odysseus and Circe, Athenian black figure lekythos, c. 500 BCE.

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A lekythos (plural 'lekythoi') was a small vase used to store oil. The oil from lekythoi was often used to anoint the dead, and lekythoi are often found in tombs.

Why might this scene be chosen to decorate such a vessel?


Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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