Oil flask (lLekythos)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 490 B.C.
the Diosphos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.); diameter: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.885

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Six's technique

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Satyr pursuing a nymph. The figures incised in the black glaze; the nymph painted white. Meaningless inscriptions. Repaired with slight restoration.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Gela); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund