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Oil flask (lekythos)

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A woman seated on a rock, under a tree, extending arms towards a child playing on the ground; behind the child another woman standing (nurse?) [Label text]: A mother and child play on the ground in this rocky landscape while two other women look on.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (MFA archival card: said to be from Eretria); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period,

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.49

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels