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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Satyr, profile to left, stretches out hands to a small satyr who is jumping from a chair toward him. Both are naked and bearded. A break in the mouth of the vase above the handle.

Provenance

By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Athens); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.351

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels