User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of Aphrodite

Start collecting

Lekythos for oils or perfumes shaped in the form of Aphrodite rising from an open shell, with two Erotes hovering above. Figures painted in white; inside of the shell is pink; six rosettes of yellow and gold set about the vessel; traces of pigment (yellow, blue, gold?) found on figures.

Provenance

By about 1898: with E. Geladakis (found in excavations which he made at Eretria); purchased from E. Geladakis as a gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse, for $500, October 1900

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse

Greek, Late Classical Period, mid-4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 087.

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.629

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels