Fragment of a flask (askos) depicting a burial mound
Late Archaic Period
about 500–490 B.C.
the Tyszkiewicz Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
This flask shows the tomb of a hero. The burial mound is covered with fillets, jumping weights, a discus, and javelins with throwing cords, which presumably are offerings from funerary games. An warrior, shown down to the thighs and armed with helmet, corselet, shield and spear, emerges from the mound.
Top of a fragmentary askos, whose edge has been filed down to make a regular circle.
By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Cerveteri); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913
Gift of Edward Perry Warren