Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.374

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure, Six Technique

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Oedipus and the Sphinx, painted in white over red on black glaze. Name (add Greek) According to C.W. (W. J. ) Young, May 1955, this is an ancient vase but modern decoration.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Greece.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund