Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 470 B.C.
Painter the Nikon Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

69.1053

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Athena, in right profile, holding her high-crested helmet and a shield with her horse as a device.

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be from Gela; by 1967: perhaps with a New York dealer; 1967: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Sotheby & Co. auction, November 27, 1967, lot 158); date unknown: Hesperia Art Bulletin 47, no. A 26; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 17, 1969

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund