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Lekythos (oil bottle)

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Yellowish-white slip; on the front Helios and his chariot rising from the waves; the head and shoulders of the horses face one another. Helios full front except the head is turned to the left.


By 1893: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor; Anonymous gift to MFA, March 1893

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Archaic Period, about 510–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World