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Oil flask (lekythos)

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This oil jar depicts a young man on horseback attacking an Amazon. The painting has faded a great deal, but the outlines of the drawing survive. The amazon wears a floppy Persian hat and a short tunic, with a sword strapped to her side. She rears back away from the horse and throws an arm up to...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.8147

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels