Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a sphinx
Late Classical Period
about 350–325 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height x width x length:11.8 x 3 x 6.5 cm (4 5/8 x 1 3/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Mouth and handle of vase in black glaze. Color well-preserved on vase and figure. Over white ground on sphinx, red-brown lips and hair, yellow braid, blue wings with yellow edge.
By date unknown: Charles Deering Collection; by date unknown: Barbara Deering Danielson Collection; gift of Barbara Deering Danielson to MFA, December 8, 1982
Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson