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Oil flask (lekythos) with the hunter Kephalos and his dog

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Young hunter, standing in front view, right leg in profile to left, face profile to right, wearing tunic, gaiters, chlamys and broad-brimmed petasos, sword in scabbard, holds spear in left. Before him a dog to right. Grafitto under the foot of the vase.

Provenance

By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela, said to have been found in the same grave with [13.199].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 097.

Dimensions

Height: 39.2 cm (15 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.198

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels