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Oil flask (lekythos) with Achilles, Ajax and Athena

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Achilles (the Greek inscription ACHILL[E]US above his head) and Ajax (the Greek inscription AIAS above his head and to the left on a vertical axis) are seated on blocks and compete in a game, possibly dice. In front of Achilles is the vertical inscription "I have four" (TETARAFERO) and in front...

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Inscription

From Left à Right ΑΧΙΛΛ<Ε>ΥΣ ΤΕΤΑΡΑΦΕΡΟ ΔΥΟΦΕΡΟ ΑΘΕΝΑΑΣ ΑΙΑΣ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records : from Greece); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 28.4 x 14.4 cm (11 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.15

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels