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Oil flask (lekythos) depicting scenes of courtship, riding, and hare hunting

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There are three friezes of decoration on this vessel. The upper frieze shows a man "courting" a boy in the center. The pair are approached on both sides by two files of men (clearly bearded) and youths (unbearded) carrying gifts - a javelin, a diskos, a hare, two cocks . Many Attic vases treat...

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Provenance

By 1896: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought from a French dealer, 1896); gift of Edward Perry Warren and Fiske Warren to MFA, May 1908

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry and Fiske Warren

Greek, Archaic Period, about 560–540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.); diameter: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.291

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels