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Oil flask (lekythos)

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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.


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


24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World