Oil flask (lekythos)
about 440–400 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground
Not On View
At right of a tomb with a stele, a woman in a crimson Doric dress (peplos) extends a bird towards a youth in a short cloak (chlamys), with a sun hat (petasos) and two spears. Behind the boy is a field of tall reeds painted in red.
Condition: Decorations partly original, but much improved. Broken and put together. Largely repainted.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to MFA Register of Pottery: from the Tyszkiewicz Collection); anonymous gift to MFA, July 1902