Oil flask (lekythos) with athletes
about 520–510 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 015,
Overall: 20.5 x 9 cm (8 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Four youths practicing athletic exercises under the direction of a trainer. Below the figures are letters of no meaning. Surface somewhat restored. 9 black figure shoulder palmettes alternately up and down.
Said to be from Athens. By 1892, in the Van Branteghem Collection, Sale (May 30 - June 1, 1892, at Hotel Drouot, Paris), Catalogue no. 27.
1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund