Lekythos (oil bottle)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 510–490 B.C.
the Gela Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

93.99

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Yellowish-white slip; on the front Helios and his chariot rising from the waves; the head and shoulders of the horses face one another. Helios full front except the head is turned to the left.

Provenance

By 1893: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor; Anonymous gift to MFA, March 1893

Credit Line

Anonymous gift