Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 440–430 B.C.
the Achilles Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 054.

Dimensions

Height: 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.368

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Two women stand facing each other. One holds a large flat basket filled with red ribbons, and the other, wearing a long red dress (chiton) turns toward her.

Condition: Broken into many pieces and put together. Fairbanks, class C, VI, 2. Lower part of scene much defaced.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Richard Norton; September 10, 1908: purchased by MFA through Richard Norton for $ 480.00 (this is the total price for MFA 08.368 and 08.369)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution