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Oil flask (lekythos) with owl

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An owl on an olive-branch. Condition: Handle and chip from back of vase missing.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.); diameter: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8090

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels