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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Two women stand facing each other. One holds a large flat basket filled with red ribbons, and the other, wearing a long red dress (chiton) turns toward her. Condition: Broken into many pieces and put together. Fairbanks, class C, VI, 2. Lower part of scene much defaced.


By date unknown: with Richard Norton; September 10, 1908: purchased by MFA through Richard Norton for $ 480.00 (this is the total price for MFA 08.368 and 08.369)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, about 440–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 054.


Height: 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World