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Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a sphinx

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Mouth and handle of vase in black glaze. Color well-preserved on vase and figure. Over white ground on sphinx, red-brown lips and hair, yellow braid, blue wings with yellow edge.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Deering Collection; by date unknown: Barbara Deering Danielson Collection; gift of Barbara Deering Danielson to MFA, December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height x width x length:11.8 x 3 x 6.5 cm (4 5/8 x 1 3/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.655

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels