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Oil flask (lekythos)

Body in the form of a cluster of three cockle shells (mold-made). Trumpet mouth, narrow cylindrical neck, single strap handle from neck to shoulder. Buff clay; black paint on mouth and upper neck, lower section of neck reserved; ribbed cockle shells reserved with black contoured stripes....

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Provenance

By 1986: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 27, 1987

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Accession Number

1987.259

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels