Oil flask (lekythos) with man and woman
about 470–460 B.C.
the Providence Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 090.
Height: 41.1cm (16 3/16in.); diameter: 13.9cm (5 1/2in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
A man clothed in himation, leaving right shoulder bare, leads a woman by the hand.
B. stands profile to left; wears chiton, chitoniskos, and himation. Most of her head is missing.
Inscribed in Greek to left of man’s body “Hip[p]on is handsome” (HIP[P]ON KALOS).
Most of the face and upper part of the man’s head also missing. Some restorations in the figures.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: found in the same grave, Greece, with 95.43 and 95.45; according to Caskey-Beazley, no. 89: from Thebes); 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