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Lekythos

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Yellow clay, dark brown decoration; on rim, rays; on shoulder radiating lines; bands on body with purple and white lines added. Repaired; slightly restored. Imitation of Proto-Corinthian.

Provenance

By 1889: Prince Torlonia Collection (excavated at Vulci, 1889: Gsell, Fouilles de Vulci, tomb no. XLIX); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of the] Contents incomplete of an early VIth Cent tomb at Vulci [containing MFA vases 98.901-909, 912-914, 916, 920]); 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

Italic, Etruscan, about 600 B.C.

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Vulci

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 435.

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); diameter: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.905

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels