Fragment of a flask (askos) depicting a burial mound

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500–490 B.C.
the Tyszkiewicz Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.169

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Cerveteri); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren