ADVENT NIKE

Advent Calendar Day 8

 
An orange winged Nike figure playing a lyre instrument on a black ceramic pot

Attic red-figure pottery lekythos depicting a mythological scene

A winged Nike, the goddess of victory, plucks a lyre as she flies across this ancient Greek pottery vessel known as a lekythos.

Lekythoi were containers for perfumed oil and are often found in tombs. They played an important role in Greek funerary rites because the oil was used to anoint the dead.
 


Attic red-figure pottery lekythos depicting a mythological scene, c. 480–460 BC

Pottery with painted decoration
Attica
AN1888.1401
 

An orange winged Nike figure playing a lyre instrument on a black ceramic pot