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Oil flask (lekythos)

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This scene depicts two mourners at a tomb. To left of the funerary stele, which is decorated with fillets, is a woman holding an oil bottle (alabastron). To the right of her head is the Greek inscription: "Phaidimos is handsome" (PHAIDIMOS KALOS). To right of the stele is a youth in a red cloak...

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"Phaidimos is handsome" (PHAIDIMOS KALOS) ΦΑΙΔΙΜΟS ΚΑΛΟS


By date unknown: with Richard Norton; February 11, 1909: purchased by MFA through Richard Norton for $ 260.00 (this is the total price for 09.69-09.70)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–425 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World