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Oil bottle (lekythos)

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Applique. Decorations raised and gilded, on black glazed ground; Herakles attacking the Nemean Lion.


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales Collection (according to MFA file card: bought in Naples for $5.00); dates unknown: on loan to MFA (Robinson catalogue, no. 464); gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, March 28, 1895

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales

Greek, Late Classical Period, about end of 5th century B.C. or mid-4th century B.C.?

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Relief


The Ancient World