User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Oil flask (lekythos)

Start collecting

At left a woman with a basket of fruit stands facing a woman who is seated on an elegant chair. She holds a small winged Eros in her right hand, who approaches the woman with the basket.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, about 440–400

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.801

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels