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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

69.1053

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels