A golden cylindrical case with a spathe
Unknown provenance. Roman period. Glass spathe. From Lavrio. Hellenistic period. Red-figure lekythos. From Athens. 470-460 BC.
(EAM/ΝΑΜ Χρ. 96, Α 2843, Α 1199)
The use of these two objects is indicated by the iconography of the vase. The sited Athenian lady keeps in one hand an alabaster and on the other a stick, the spathe, which was used for applying the myrrh (perfume) on the body.