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Oil flask (lekythos) with Eros playing double flute

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Eros, a winged youth, flying, profile to right, playing the double flutes.

Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 087.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 33.8 x 11.8 cm (13 5/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.341

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels