Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 440–400


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.801

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At left a woman with a basket of fruit stands facing a woman who is seated on an elegant chair. She holds a small winged Eros in her right hand, who approaches the woman with the basket.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Munich.); March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900