User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Oil flask (lekythos)

Start collecting

Hermes conducting a soul to Charon. Charon in black chiton at left, pushing his boat to shore. Hermes wearing red chlamys, brings a girl, who wears a purple-red himation. Behind her, and before Charon, fly "souls" (small winged figures). At right stands a woman in chiton and himation, black with...

Show Full Description


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his letter of Feb. 9, 1901: bought from Lambros who said it was 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, Early Classical Period, about 475–450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


35 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World