Description by the artist
A Sicilian woman of 2500 years ago, from Gela (La Geloa). The linen dress, has a hand-painted decoration reproducing a painting of an Attic vase, preserved at the Regional Archaeological Museum of the city of Gela. The decoration is the painter Tithonos of 470 BC. The scene represents Nike (the goddess of Victory) in front of the altar.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The lekythos is a vase with a narrow and elongated neck used mainly to store perfumes or ointments. It is a frequent object in the findings of the Siceliot period (VIII-III century BC) and is found in all archaeological museums in Sicily. The red painting on a black background was a characteristic of Siceliot art (ie the Greeks of Sicily).
Gela was one of the most important Siceliot colonies and was founded in 688 BC. The city still retains some evidence of the past and among all the extraordinary walls (Mura Timolontee) that after 2500 years are exactly as they were when they were built thanks to the fact that until 1950 they were buried by sand that has preserved the deterioration.
Photo: The Timolontee city wall in Gela