Oil flask (lekythos)

Classical Period
440–430 B.C.
the Thanatos Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Overall: 31.5 x 11 cm (12 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

On View

Gallery 212A-B


The Ancient World



A man and a woman on either side of a stele. The woman wears an Ionic chiton with red and white stripes and a red himation; she carries an oinochoe in one hand and a staff in the other. The man carries a large round shield in his left hand and his helmet in the other. His cloak is red.


By date unknown: with Dracopoulos Brothers, Athens; purchased in Athens in 1882 by Edward Robinson from Dracopoulos Brothers (according to AJA 1886, p. 394); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, February 10, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson