Oil flask (lekythos)
about 460–410 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
29.7 cm (11 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan Collection; bequest of Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan to MFA; accessioned by MFA, April 7, 1921
Bequest of Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan