After all, A Thousand Tiny Deaths dangled vessels not of one uniform shape but rather of diverse types with connections to specific cultures and historical periods: the meiping vase, the ambrosia vase, the squat lekythos
and so forth.
Tonight, odor of skunk hanging like a philosopher's soul in the air, I sit beneath a xerox copy of a photograph - one of those Greek vases called a lekythos
, this one showing a daughter of Memory,
Some particularly good examples of this type are the late Archaic red-figure cup, Munich, Museum antiker Kleinkunst, 2679, ARV2 231/85, from Cerveteri; A late Archaic red-figure pelike by Myson, Paris, Louvre, C 11100, ARV2 238/9; A late Archaic red-figure pelike by the Syleus Painter, Leningrad, Museum of the Hermitage, 1591, ARV2 250/17; An early Classical red-figure lekythos
by the Bowdoin Painter, Cracow, Czartoryski Museum, 605, ARV2 682/113 from Attica; Early Classical red-figure cup, Berkeley, University of California, 83225, ARV2 822/24, from Etruria.