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Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of an acorn with scene of bridal preparations

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Oil bottle molded in the form of an acorn. In the center a woman painted white, probably a bride, turns to the left, at her feet Eros ties her sandals. To the left left a woman carries a tray; at right a woman fingers her necklace. All three women wear diadems. Some details in relief with added...

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By 1895: Anonymous collection (said to have been found at Aigion, but also said to have been found between Patras and Pyrgos) [this provenance applies to 96.717-96.718 and 95.1402-95.1403, all having been found together]; Anonymous gift to MFA, 1896

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Classical Period, 410–400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 169.


Height x diameter: 16.2 x 6 cm (6 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World