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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Women bringing offerings to the dead. The one at left brings a basket with long red and black fillets; she wears a scarlet Doric dress (peplos). The woman on the right wears white peplos, and holds an oil bottle (alabastron).


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, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World