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Oil flask (lekythos) with Athena

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Athena standing full front, with face profile to left; she holds her helmet in her right hand. In the field at her left and referring to the goddess is the Greek inscription "beautiful" (KALE), and below her right arm "Hippon is handsome" (HIPPON KALOS). Restorations affect figure very...

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Inscription

ΚΑLΕ ΗΙΠΠΟΝΚΑLΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: found in the same grave, Greece, with 95.44 and 95.45; according to Caskey-Beazley, no. 89: from Thebes); 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, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 089.

Dimensions

Height: 40.8 cm (16 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.43

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels