Lekythos

Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
375–350 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 159.

Dimensions

9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.78

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Design nearly obliterated. Draped figure on the front, scrolls and palmettes around the rest of the body, rays on the shoulder.
Spherical, small.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #159 (13.78)
Squat Lekythos
Probably Faliscan
Attributed to the Sokra Group (Pianu)
375-350 B.C.
On the front, a draped figure of indeterminate sex is standing to the left. There is a palmette on the back, scrolling tendrils on the sides, and rays around the shoulder; all but the rays and parts of the figure’s cloak are now effaced.
Beazley associated this lekythos with the Phantom Group, but Pianu restricts the group to the unincised oinochoai for shape 7, which, he argues, belong to the second half of the fourth century.
Compare Pianu, Sovradipinte, pl. 17. no. 22

Provenance

1877: loaned to MFA by William Sturgis Bigelow; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection