Oil flask (lekythos) with Eros holding a fawn
Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C.
the Pan Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 098.
Overall: 31.8 x 12 cm (12 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Eros flies to right, holding a fawn. Greek inscription ‘handsome’ (KALE) to the right of Eros’ face. Incision on the foot.
Condition: Over the fawn, repaired with small restorations.
Date unknown: from Gela (according to L. D.Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, no. 98); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund