Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 460 B.C.
Manner of the Aischines Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.2681

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Youth with jumping weights at starting post. Neck and handle broken and mended.

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be from Gela; by date unknown: Baron Gaspare Giudice Collection, Agrigento (sold in Rome, Santamaria, 1957 ?, Cat. Giudice Sale, lot 181A); purchased at the Giudice sale by Herbert Hoffmann; gift of Herbert Hoffmann to MFA, December 11, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Hoffmann