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Oil flask (lekythos)

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This scene depicts a group of mourners at a funerary monument. At left a woman is holding a sacrificial basket from which red fillets hang. Her face and the upper part of the figure are damaged. The central figure is a youth seated at the base of the stele, with his head resting on his hand in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection; gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, October 9, 1894 Said to have been found in Athens ?

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–400 B.C.

Dimensions

31.9 cm (12 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

94.126

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels