Oil flask (squat lekythos) with Aphrodite and Anchises

Greek
Classical Period
410–400 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.3 x 8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.1403

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Aphrodite, seated on rock (figure white); Anchises seated, facing her clad in Phrygian costume, holding spears. Eros standing behind him. Glaze worn off in several places.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found at Aigion, but also said to have been found between Patras and Pyrgos) [this provenance applies to 96.717-96.718 and 95.1402-95.1403, all having been found together]; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1896

Credit Line

Anonymous gift