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Oil flask (lekythos)

A man and a woman on either side of a stele. The woman wears an Ionic chiton with red and white stripes and a red himation; she carries an oinochoe in one hand and a staff in the other. The man carries a large round shield in his left hand and his helmet in the other. His cloak is red.


By date unknown: with Dracopoulos Brothers, Athens; purchased in Athens in 1882 by Edward Robinson from Dracopoulos Brothers (according to AJA 1886, p. 394); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, February 10, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson

Greek, Classical Period, 440–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World