The lekanis (pl. lekanides) was a type of container and a widely used household object, acting as a receptacle for food, spices, thread and even toys. The lekanis was part of the repertoire of gifts given to a bride on her wedding night. All of the vases from this group have a flat bowl, a low foot, two horizontal handles and, except for one class of lidless lekanides, a lid with knopped finial.
ProvenancePrivate collection of A.L., Munich, Germany; acquired 1970s
LiteratureCompare B. Sparkes and L.Talcott, The Athenian Agora, Vol.XII, Black and Plain Pottery (Princeton, 1970), no.1220
Also see Florian S Knauss and Jörg Gebauer, Black is Beautiful, Griechische Glanztonkeramik (Munich, 2019), p.182, cat.no.252
Charles Ede Ltd, London, General Antiquities 186, 2013, no.23