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Oil flask (lekythos)

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This lekythos depicts two visitors at a grave. A man and a woman stand on either side of a tall stele on a double base, topped with a palmette. The man wears a red cloak and holds two spears. He is unbearded and wears a sun-hat (petasos). The woman approaches the stele on the left. The color of...

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Provenance

By unknown date: James Hattrick Lee Collection; by 1917: Frances Lee Collection (on loan from her to MFA from June 1 to October 19, 1917); by unknown date: Alice Lee Collection (sister of Frances Lee); by 1978: James Hattrick Lee Family Collection (received from Alice Lee); gift of James Hattrick Lee Descendants (Elizabeth C. Bourquin, Rosita Corey, Charlotte L. Doty) to MFA, June 22, 1994

Credit Line

Gift of the Descendants of James Hattrick Lee

Greek, Classical Period, about 420 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height (max.): 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1994.210

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels