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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Youth with jumping weights at starting post. Neck and handle broken and mended.


By date unknown: said to be from Gela; by date unknown: Baron Gaspare Giudice Collection, Agrigento (sold in Rome, Santamaria, 1957 ?, Cat. Giudice Sale, lot 181A); purchased at the Giudice sale by Herbert Hoffmann; gift of Herbert Hoffmann to MFA, December 11, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Hoffmann

Greek, Archaic Period, about 460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World