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Oil flask (lekythos)

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At right of a tomb with a stele, a woman in a crimson Doric dress (peplos) extends a bird towards a youth in a short cloak (chlamys), with a sun hat (petasos) and two spears. Behind the boy is a field of tall reeds painted in red. Condition: Decorations partly original, but much improved....

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to MFA Register of Pottery: from the Tyszkiewicz Collection); anonymous gift to MFA, July 1902

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Classical Period, about 440–400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World