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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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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.


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


Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic


The Ancient World