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Fragmentary oil flask (lekythos)

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A man and a woman visit a grave. The broad funerary stele is topped with a painted sculpture of a blonde woman in a chair. Red fillets decorate the monument. On the left, a youth in a red cloak (himation) is bringing another fillet to the tomb. On the right, a woman holds up a lekythos in her...

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Provenance

By date unknown between 1896 to 1898: purchased by Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought apparently between 1896 and 1898); June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, about 460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.220

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels