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Grave marker in the form of an oil flask (lekythos)

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The marble lekythos illustrates a seated female on the right and smaller standing female on the left in low relief. The seated figure rests on a chair called a klismos while holding a mirror in her left hand and tugging at her himation or cloak in her right hand. Under her himation she wears a...

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By 1938: with Brummer Gallery Inc., 55 East 57th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery, Inc., November 10, 1938, for $ 7,200.00

Credit Line

Anna Mitchell Richards Fund and 1931 Purchase Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 420–410 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 040; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).


Height : 76 cm (29 15/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World