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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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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


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural


The Ancient World