Oil flask (alabastron)

Greek
Early Classical
About 470 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.384

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground and black glaze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

Date unknown: anonymous collection; July 1, 1902: anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

Anonymous gift