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Oil bottle (lekythos) with a woman looking in a hand-held mirror

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A woman, perhaps a bride, seated and gazing at mirror in left hand. An Eros flies towards her. ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY # 6 (76.455) Squat Lekythos Attributed to the Primato Painter about 350-340 B.C. A woman is seated, with her lower body partly to the left and her upper body turned...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Austin Collection; gift of Edward Austin to MFA, August 19, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Austin

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 350–340 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Lucania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 006.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 36 x 16.5 cm (14 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

76.455

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure with added white and yellow

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels