Fragment of oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 440 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

94.216

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection; gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson