Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Accession Number

1987.259

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Body in the form of a cluster of three cockle shells (mold-made). Trumpet mouth, narrow cylindrical neck, single strap handle from neck to shoulder. Buff clay; black paint on mouth and upper neck, lower section of neck reserved; ribbed cockle shells reserved with black contoured stripes.

Condition: Paint worn off in spots; some encrustation (salts? traces of light slip?)

Provenance

By 1986: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 27, 1987

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund