Oil flask (lekythos)
about 440–430 B.C.
the Thanatos Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height: 32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.); diameter: 10.2 cm (4 in.).
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection (according to Fairbanks, White Lekythoi, p. 25: Athens.); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, October 9, 1894
Gift of Edward Robinson