Fragmentary oil flask (lekythos)

Classical Period
about 460 B.C.
the Sabouroff Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View


The Ancient World



A man and a woman visit a grave. The broad funerary stele is topped with a painted sculpture of a blonde woman in a chair. Red fillets decorate the monument. On the left, a youth in a red cloak (himation) is bringing another fillet to the tomb. On the right, a woman holds up a lekythos in her right hand, and carries a flat basket in her left arm.


By date unknown between 1896 to 1898: purchased by Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought apparently between 1896 and 1898); June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution