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Oil flask (lekythos)

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Trumpet mouth, short flaring neck, depressed globular body, base ring; handle from neck to shoulder. Intact. On the body is a youth seated to left on a folded cloak, holding a cista in his right hand, a staff in his left. His wreath and the knots on his staff are in added white. There is a...

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By date unknown: Charles Deering Collection; by date unknown: Barbara Deering Danielson Collection; gift of Barbara Deering Danielson to MFA, December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 360–350 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 023.


Height: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World