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Oil flask (lekythos)

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The images on this oil jar have faded a great deal. The scene consists of three women in front of a Doric column preparing for what might be either a wedding or a funeral. One woman stands holding a water jar (loutrophoros) in her hands. Two women stand on either side of her. One wears a long...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, 440–420 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 39.7 cm (15 5/8 in.); diameter: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.800

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels