Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Nikon Painter

Period: Classical

Date: ca. 460–450 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Pomerance, 1953

Accession Number: 53.224


Leto was said to have given birth to Apollo beneath a date palm on the Cycladic island of Delos, the site of one of his most important sanctuaries.