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Fragment of a flask (askos) depicting a burial mound

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This flask shows the tomb of a hero. The burial mound is covered with fillets, jumping weights, a discus, and javelins with throwing cords, which presumably are offerings from funerary games. An warrior, shown down to the thighs and armed with helmet, corselet, shield and spear, emerges from the...

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By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Cerveteri); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World