Fragment of oil flask (lekythos)
about 440 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground
Not On View
The fragment includes about half the circumference of the upper part of the body of the vessel. The scene depicts a youth near a funerary stele.
At left the top of a stele; at right of this, and partly covering it, the head of a youth, profile to right. His left hand is preserved, holding a spear. The upper part of the face and hair of a figure opposite him are preserved; between them a shield and scabbard.
By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection; gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, 1894
Gift of Edward Robinson