Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Overall: 13.4 × 8.3 cm (5 1/4 × 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.50

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

In the center a mother seated on a rock, profile to right. Left hand raised toward the child who is held towards her by another woman who stands facing her. Behind the mother another woman approaches with a basket of fruits etc. Unimportant restoration.
[Label text]:
In center a mother seated on a rock, profile to right. Left hand raised toward the child who is held towards her by another woman who stands facing her. Behind the mother another woman approaches with a basket of fruits, etc.

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