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Oil flask (lekythos)

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A young warrior, nude except for a high helmet and greaves, leads a horse to right. The warrior is painted with black glaze on a white ground, and the white horse is rendered with an outline. Meaningless inscriptions appear between the heads of the warrior and the horse, between the warrior's...

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By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Palermo 1899.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World