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Oil flask (lekythos)

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This scene depicts girl and a boy visiting a tomb. On the right, a boy wearing a deep red cloak (himation) stands solemnly gazing at the stele. On the left a girl bends over to decorate the stele with items she carries in a low, flat basket, such as wreaths and ribbons. The stele is already tied...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan Collection; bequest of Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan to MFA; accessioned by MFA, April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. May Sheppard Jordan

Greek, Classical period, about 460–410 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

29.7 cm (11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.274

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels