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Oil flask (lekythos) depicting two women at a grave stele

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Two women visit a funerary monument decorated with ribbons. The women bring more ribbons to decorate the tombstone and a vessel from which they will make a libation in honor of the deceased. They each stand on either side of the stele. The woman at left wears a dress (chiton) in outline, and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (according to MFA Pottery Register: said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor (Edward Perry Warren); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, March 1893

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 055.

Dimensions

Height: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.106

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels