Oil bottle (lekythos)
Late Classical Period
about end of 5th century B.C. or mid-4th century B.C.?
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Applique. Decorations raised and gilded, on black glazed ground; Herakles attacking the Nemean Lion.
By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales Collection (according to MFA file card: bought in Naples for $5.00); dates unknown: on loan to MFA (Robinson catalogue, no. 464); gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, March 28, 1895
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales