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

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Philinna and Phanostratos say farewell, in the presence of a mourning lady at the left, who must be a daughter or a younger sister. Philinna is seated to the right, in conventional fashion, her left hand holding the edge of her veil, which comprises the part of her himation drawn up over her...

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Inscription

ΦΙΛΙΝΝΑ ΦΑΝΟΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ

Provenance

By 1953: with Koutoulakis in Paris; by 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (said to come from an old Swiss collection); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., September 13, 1972

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 360 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 74.

Dimensions

Overall: 51 x 25cm (20 1/16 x 9 13/16in.) Case (painted wooden pedestal): 115.6 x 29.2 x 31.8 cm (45 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.864

Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture