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Oil flask (lekythos)

Two women talking. The one at the left stands in profile, and wears bright red dress (chiton). The one at the right extends a shallow, footed bowl (plemochoë) towards the other. Her dress (chiton) has red stripes, and her cloak (himation) is deep red. Between the two women is the Greek...

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Inscription

"Lichas is handsome" (LIXAS KALOS) The sigmas are probably simplifications of four-stroke sigmas. ΛΙΧΑΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (according to MFA Pottery Register: said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor (Edward Perry Warren); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, March 1893

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Accession Number

93.105

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels