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


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

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World