Flask (askos) in the shape of a knucklebone

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic period
4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Overall: 7.3 x 8.2 x 5.1 cm (2 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

19.305

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Clay red, firm even texture. Body in form of a knucklebone, with slender neck and small mouth; double cord handle, drawn into a Herakles knot. Fine black glaze covers the entire vase.

Provenance

1919, gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thompson, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1919)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson