Oil flask (lekythos) with Eros holding a fawn

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


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 098.

Dimensions

Overall: 31.8 x 12 cm (12 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.8079

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Eros flies to right, holding a fawn. Greek inscription ‘handsome’ (KALE) to the right of Eros’ face. Incision on the foot.

Condition: Over the fawn, repaired with small restorations.

Inscription

ΚΑLΕ

Provenance

Date unknown: from Gela (according to L. D.Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, no. 98); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund