Oil flask (lekythos) with a maiden

Greek
Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C.
the Telephos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 158.

Dimensions

Height: 32.8 cm (12 15/16 in.); diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.40

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A maiden, profile to left, stands looking down into a tall basket in which she drops a flower.

In the field, the Greek inscription “Lihas is handsome” (Lihas Kalos). The word Lihas to the right of her head, the word Kalos beneath the mirror to the left of her head.

Inscription

R: ΛΙΧΑΣ
L: ΚΑΛΟΣ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been found at Eretria); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund