Fragment of a flask (askos) depicting a burial mound

Late Archaic Period
about 500–490 B.C.
the Tyszkiewicz Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



This flask shows the tomb of a hero. The burial mound is covered with fillets, jumping weights, a discus, and javelins with throwing cords, which presumably are offerings from funerary games. An warrior, shown down to the thighs and armed with helmet, corselet, shield and spear, emerges from the mound.

Top of a fragmentary askos, whose edge has been filed down to make a regular circle.


By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Cerveteri); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren