Oil flask (lekythos)
the Achilles Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
30.7 cm (12 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground
Out on Loan
Out On Loan
Two women talking. The one at the left stands in profile, and wears bright red dress (chiton). The one at the right extends a shallow, footed bowl (plemochoë) towards the other. Her dress (chiton) has red stripes, and her cloak (himation) is deep red. Between the two women is the Greek inscription “Lichas is handsome.” (LIXAS KALOS).
"Lichas is handsome" (LIXAS KALOS)
The sigmas are probably simplifications of four-stroke sigmas.
By date unknown: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (according to MFA Pottery Register: said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor (Edward Perry Warren); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, March 1893
Gift of Edward Perry Warren