Oil flask (lekythos) with the hunter Kephalos and his dog

Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.
the Pan Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 097.


Height: 39.2 cm (15 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World



Young hunter, standing in front view, right leg in profile to left, face profile to right, wearing tunic, gaiters, chlamys and broad-brimmed petasos, sword in scabbard, holds spear in left. Before him a dog to right. Grafitto under the foot of the vase.


By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela, said to have been found in the same grave with [13.199].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912