Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of an acorn with scene of bridal preparations

Oil bottle molded in the form of an acorn. In the center a woman painted white, probably a bride, turns to the left, at her feet Eros ties her sandals. To the left left a woman carries a tray; at right a woman fingers her necklace. All three women wear diadems. Some details in relief with added clay were probably gilded.

[Label text]:

This acorn-shaped lekythos was found in the grave of a Peloponnesian woman along with the nearby lekythos 00.353. The painter has depicted a bride preparing for her wedding. She is assisted by Eros and other young women.

Provenance

By 1895: Anonymous collection (said to have been found at Aigion, but also said to have been found between Patras and Pyrgos) [this provenance applies to 96.717-96.718 and 95.1402-95.1403, all having been found together]; Anonymous gift to MFA, 1896

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of an acorn with scene of bridal preparations

Place of Manufacture
Athens, Attica, Greece
Dimensions
Height x diameter: 16.2 x 6 cm (6 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Classification
Vessels
Catalogue Raisonné
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 169.
Accession Number
95.1402
Not on view

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