Oil flask (lekythos) with an athlete

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 490–480 B.C.
Painter Douris


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 134.

Dimensions

Height: 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.) Diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in)

Accession Number

95.41

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A young athlete about to jump, profile to right. In field a sponge. Inscribed in Greek to the right of the athlete’s forehead and below: “Chairestratos is handsome”
(CHAI[R]ESTR[AT]OS KALOS)

Repaired with some restoration.

Inscription

"Chairestratos is handsome"
ΧΑΙ[Ρ]ΕΣΤΡ[ΑΤ]ΟΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ

Provenance

By date unknown: A. van Branteghem Collection (Van Branteghem auction, May 30 - June 1, 1892, at Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 70) (said to come from Athens); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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