Jar (pelike) with woman carrying oil flask (alabastron)
Early Classical Period
about 465 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Side A: Woman seated to right, holding wreath. Woman, veiled, standing at right extends right hand to her. Bobbin in field behind. Basket on ground between.
Side B: Woman standing to left, holding alabastron.
Ovolo pattern at neck; chevron groundline.
Black-glazed surface pitted and painted in.
Said to have been found at Nola in 1879; by date unknown: Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes Collection (bought in Boston); gift of Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes to MFA, December 14, 1960
Gift of Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes