Oil flask (lekythos) with athletes

Greek
Archaic Period
about 520–510 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 015,

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 9 cm (8 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.42

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Inscription

Meaningless inscriptions.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund