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Oil flask (lekythos)

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A youth and a maiden standing on either side of a stele. The youth, at the left, stands with body slightly turned towards the stele, and head in profile. He carries a long spear. The maiden stands in profile, wears Ionic chiton. Her right arm falls in front of her; her left arm is bent at the elbow.


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, Classical Period, about 430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 057.


Height: 42.2 cm (16 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World