This example was blown in a gold-amber glass with beautiful and varied white streaks. The slightly asymmetrical shape is characterized by a piriform body, which tapers in the upper part and terminates in a cylindrical neck and a flat lip.
The bowl is perfectly turned. The ceramic is beige, but the surface is entirely covered with colored paint. The element that makes this piece a very special, perhaps unique object, is certainly the statuette of the quadruped.
This thick-walled bowl is outstanding both for its excellent state of preservation and for its perfect shape. It was molded and pressed in light green glass, while the finish was obtained by polishing and by grinding.
The lekythos is the archetypal vessel for funerary oils in Attic pottery: the variant with a cylindrical, elongated body and a disc-shaped foot was introduced in the last decades of the 6th century B.C. and became the dominant form in the following century.