FOR MELANDROS BY BEAUTIFUL DIPHILOS Beautiful Diphilos will dedicate to the dead Melandros this lekythos with the representation of two women preparing his visit to the cemetery. By the Achilles Painter. Attic white-ground lekythos from Eretria, 460-450 BC. Detail. Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Vase Collection
A red-figure loutrophoros from Apulia, century BCE. These tall slim vessels with elongated handles were used during wedding and funeral rites and as grave markers, especially for those who died unmarried.