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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Laying out the dead (Prothesis) scene. A young man, who has died is laid on a couch; three women, one at the foot, one at the head, and one by the middle of the couch, mourning: tearing their hair and making other gestures of despair. At left a Doric column. Slight traces of color on draperies;...

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By 1892: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Paris in June of 1892 from a Greek, who said it had been found in Athens); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.); diameter: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.).

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World