Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 440–400 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.382

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At right of a tomb with a stele, a woman in a crimson Doric dress (peplos) extends a bird towards a youth in a short cloak (chlamys), with a sun hat (petasos) and two spears. Behind the boy is a field of tall reeds painted in red.

Condition: Decorations partly original, but much improved. Broken and put together. Largely repainted.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to MFA Register of Pottery: from the Tyszkiewicz Collection); anonymous gift to MFA, July 1902

Credit Line

Anonymous gift