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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Principal design: Eros seated on rock, profile to left with a phiale full of offerings in his right hand. He wears shoes, earrings, a necklace, a beaded bandoleer, bracelets, and anklet, a beaded fillet, and a kekryphalos, all rendered with added white. A white mirror rests precariously on...

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By 1889: with Pio Marinangelli, Rome (said to be from Corato nelle Puglie or Ruvo); March 1889: purchased by R. Lanciani from Pio Marinangelli; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1889

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 335–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 060.


17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World