Friday, 12 February 2021

2,600-year-old perfume bottles go on display

The Izmir Archaeological Museum is showcasing the containers. Lekythoi are ancient Greek vessels made by a method known as “red-figure pottery.” These were used to store extremely valuable oil and perfume. They were used by women of the upper social strata and were buried with them. Very few red-figure lekythoi survive. “Precious scents are very rare, and the work of an artist who lived in ancient times is priceless."