Oil flask (alabastron)
About 470 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground and black glaze
Not On View
Alabastron with slightly convex sides, sharply angled shoulder. White zone on top of rim. Tongue pattern and reserved line below shoulder; Three reserved bands below white zone on body. Modern white slip on which two scenes are sketched in pencil. (Removed Feb. 1946)
(A) Two youths pouring water in a basin.
(B) A flaming altar, and a fountain in the form of a lion’s head.
Date unknown: anonymous collection; July 1, 1902: anonymous gift to MFA