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Oil flask (lekythos)

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At the left a bearded man wearing a red cloak (himation) offers a small bird to a nude youth seated on the base of a funerary stele. On the right, a girl holding a basket gestures to the boy. She wears her hair piled on top of her head and tied back with a band. She carries various items in her...

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Provenance

December 8, 1911; purchased by MFA through Mr. Fairbanks. for $180.00

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.557

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels