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Oil flask (lekythos)

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A youth and a maiden on either side of a stele. The maiden, at the left wears chiton and himation, and carries a plemochoë. The youth, at the right wears chiton and chlamys, and a petasos hangs at his shoulder. He has sword and spear.

Provenance

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. 056.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

93.104

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels