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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.169

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels