Oil flask (lekythos)

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

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 061.


Height: 38.3 cm (15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View


The Ancient World



A bearded man and a woman meeting at a grave; she carries a flat basket, with long red fillets. The man wears a red himation. The colors of the woman’s garment have disappeared, except some fine red stripes on the arm and about the feet.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his letter of Feb. 9, 1901: bought in Brussels from a man named Orphanides upon whose statement that it came from Athens no reliance is to be placed); September 9, 1896: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund