Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a sphinx

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 350–325 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

1982.655

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Deering Collection; by date unknown: Barbara Deering Danielson Collection; gift of Barbara Deering Danielson to MFA, December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson