Oil flask (lekythos)
about 430 B.C.
the Achilles Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 056.
Height: 42.2 cm (16 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
A youth and a maiden on either side of a stele. The maiden, at the left wears chiton and himation, and carries a plemochoë. The youth, at the right wears chiton and chlamys, and a petasos hangs at his shoulder. He has sword and spear.
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