Oil flask (lekythos)
about 440–430 B.C.
the Achilles Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 054.
Height: 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Ground
Not On View
Two women stand facing each other. One holds a large flat basket filled with red ribbons, and the other, wearing a long red dress (chiton) turns toward her.
Condition: Broken into many pieces and put together. Fairbanks, class C, VI, 2. Lower part of scene much defaced.
By date unknown: with Richard Norton; September 10, 1908: purchased by MFA through Richard Norton for $ 480.00 (this is the total price for MFA 08.368 and 08.369)
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution