Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 440–430 B.C.
the Thanatos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.); diameter: 10.2 cm (4 in.).

Accession Number

94.127

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Two women face one another on either side of a simple stele. The one at the left brings a basket with fillets, one black, the others red. The other holds in her hands a long black fillet. The left figure indistinct and partly obscured by damage.

Condition: Base restored with plaster.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection (according to Fairbanks, White Lekythoi, p. 25: Athens.); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, October 9, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson