A small Apulian lekanis comprised of a bowl on a low foot and a matching lid. The lid of the lekanis is adorned with female heads, the so-called ladies of fashion (most likely young brides), which are adorned with white paint and depicted wearing elaborate caps and jewellery. Palmettes fill the spaces between the heads and a border of wavy strokes decorates the rim of the lid. The bottom bowl is plain and executed in orange gloss.
One of the quaintest ancient Greek ceramic shapes, the lekanis was used in to store soaps and scented perfumes. It appears to have been a female object especially associated with wedding gifts and bridal adornment.