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Campanian oil jug (lekythos)

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A large female head looks to the left, with the hair in a sakkos decorated with black stripes and dots and crowned by a yellow wreath. The woman's face is in added white. Her features are well drawn, with downturned mouth, hooked nostrils, and alert eyes. She wears a chiton but no...

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 320–310 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 091.

Dimensions

19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.829

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels