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Oil flask (lekythos)

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In the center a mother seated on a rock, profile to right. Left hand raised toward the child who is held towards her by another woman who stands facing her. Behind the mother another woman approaches with a basket of fruits etc. Unimportant restoration. [Label text]: In center a mother seated...

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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


13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World