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Oil flask (lekythos) with man and woman

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A man clothed in himation, leaving right shoulder bare, leads a woman by the hand. B. stands profile to left; wears chiton, chitoniskos, and himation. Most of her head is missing. Inscribed in Greek to left of man's body "Hip[p]on is handsome" (HIP[P]ON KALOS). Most of the face and upper...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: found in the same grave, Greece, with 95.43 and 95.45; according to Caskey-Beazley, no. 89: from Thebes); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 090.


Height: 41.1cm (16 3/16in.); diameter: 13.9cm (5 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World