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Lekythos

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On shoulder interlacing lotus-buds. On body, female figure mounting a four-horse chariot. Behind her walks Hermes. In field, the Greek inscription, "The boy is handsome, I think." (Kalos ho pais emoi doke). Kalos - to the right of the female's face. ho pais - to the left of the female's head...

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Inscription

ΗΟΠΑΙS (in retrograde; letters Α and S are not in retrograde) ΚΑLΟS ΕΜΟΙΔΟΚΕ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: sent from Athens; found in Corinth); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, about 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.); diameter 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.922

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels