Oil flask (lekythos)
About 420–410 B.C.
Overall: 32 x 9.5 cm (12 5/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground
This scene depicts a group of mourners at a funerary monument. At left a woman is holding a sacrificial basket from which red fillets hang. Her face and the upper part of the figure are damaged. The central figure is a youth seated at the base of the stele, with his head resting on his hand in a mournful position. On the right a youth in a black cloak (himation) is standing, holding a dove.
By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection; gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, October 9, 1894
Said to have been found in Athens ?
Gift of Edward Robinson