Oil flask (lekythos) with Eros carrying a victor's ribbon

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


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 021.

Dimensions

Overall: 22.2 x 7.9 x 7.6 cm (8 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

10.180

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Eros, winged in frontal view, flying and carrying a fillet.
Inscribed in Greek: HO PAIS in the field at right, KALOS at left. “The boy is handsome” (KALOS HO PAIS).

Inscription

R - ΗΟΠΑΙS
L - ΚΑLΟS

Provenance

By 1902: with E. P. Warren (according to his records: Bought in 1902. Provenience unknown.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution