Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical period
about 460–410 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

29.7 cm (11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.274

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This scene depicts girl and a boy visiting a tomb. On the right, a boy wearing a deep red cloak (himation) stands solemnly gazing at the stele. On the left a girl bends over to decorate the stele with items she carries in a low, flat basket, such as wreaths and ribbons. The stele is already tied with a red fillet.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan Collection; bequest of Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan to MFA; accessioned by MFA, April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan