Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 450–430 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.557

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At the left a bearded man wearing a red cloak (himation) offers a small bird to a nude youth seated on the base of a funerary stele. On the right, a girl holding a basket gestures to the boy. She wears her hair piled on top of her head and tied back with a band. She carries various items in her basket, such as a wreath, and ribbons for decorating the stele.

Provenance

December 8, 1911; purchased by MFA through Mr. Fairbanks. for $180.00

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund