Oil flask (lekythos) with owl

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


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.); diameter: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8090

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

An owl on an olive-branch.

Condition: Handle and chip from back of vase missing.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund