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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Two women face one another on either side of a simple stele. The one at the left brings a basket with fillets, one black, the others red. The other holds in her hands a long black fillet. The left figure indistinct and partly obscured by damage. Condition: Base restored with plaster.


By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection (according to Fairbanks, White Lekythoi, p. 25: Athens.); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, October 9, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson

Greek, Classical Period, about 440–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.); diameter: 10.2 cm (4 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World