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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Athena, in right profile, holding her high-crested helmet and a shield with her horse as a device.


By date unknown: said to be from Gela; by 1967: perhaps with a New York dealer; 1967: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Sotheby & Co. auction, November 27, 1967, lot 158); date unknown: Hesperia Art Bulletin 47, no. A 26; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 17, 1969

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World