Oil flask (lekythos) with a maiden
about 470–460 B.C.
the Telephos Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 158.
Height: 32.8 cm (12 15/16 in.); diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
A maiden, profile to left, stands looking down into a tall basket in which she drops a flower.
In the field, the Greek inscription “Lihas is handsome” (Lihas Kalos). The word Lihas to the right of her head, the word Kalos beneath the mirror to the left of her head.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been found at Eretria); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund