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Oil flask (lekythos)

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A man and woman approach a large, complex grave (base, main section in five blocks, and painted stele which is so tall that projects over the border into the shoulder field). The woman wears a brownish-red dress and brings a tray with cakes, wreaths and two lekythoi. Her skin has been painted...

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By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, Auction 40, December 13, 1969, lot 112; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World