Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 425 B.C.
Manner of the Meidias Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 8.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.49

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A woman seated on a rock, under a tree, extending arms towards a child playing on the ground; behind the child another woman standing (nurse?)
[Label text]:
A mother and child play on the ground in this rocky landscape while two other women look on.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (MFA archival card: said to be from Eretria); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund