Oil flask (lekythos)

Greek
Classical Period
440–420 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 39.7 cm (15 5/8 in.); diameter: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.800

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The images on this oil jar have faded a great deal. The scene consists of three women in front of a Doric column preparing for what might be either a wedding or a funeral. One woman stands holding a water jar (loutrophoros) in her hands. Two women stand on either side of her. One wears a long red cloak (himation).
Condition: Lip of vase missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900