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Oil flask (lekythos)

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The scene depicts two visitors at a grave. On the left is a nude youth draped about his shoulders holding two spears and a sword strapped to him; he stands as if he were a statue. On the right is a girl with a libation vessel (plemoche) in her right hand. The color of her dress has faded,...

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By 1888: W. Paton Collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Paton & Blacker Collections); February 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 060.


Height: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World