Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of Aphrodite
Late Classical Period
mid-4th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 087.
Height: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Lekythos for oils or perfumes shaped in the form of Aphrodite rising from an open shell, with two Erotes hovering above. Figures painted in white; inside of the shell is pink; six rosettes of yellow and gold set about the vessel; traces of pigment (yellow, blue, gold?) found on figures.
By about 1898: with E. Geladakis (found in excavations which he made at Eretria); purchased from E. Geladakis as a gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse, for $500, October 1900
Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse