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

A young woman in a red dress (peplos) holds out an oil bottle (alabastron) to a girl who is only partially preserved. In front of her is a stool. A maeander border is above. The palmettes which decorate the shoulder are a dull gray and pink. Inside is a small hollow, so that the vessel could...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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

Dimensions

25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.70

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels