Polychromed oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
Late fifth century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.8119

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Nude youths with pairs of spears, dancing woman, Eros. Many parts of the decoration are in relief. Eros and the woman are white.
[Label text]:
This vase was decorated with gilded relief in antiquity; unfortunately, most of that gold decoration has been lost. One can still observe the high relief lines that add a three-dimensional quality to the painted decoration. Three warriors watch as a young woman dances with Eros.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund