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Oil flask (lekythos) with woman and servant girl

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This scene depicts a woman and her servant girl, who approaches her with her jewelry box. The woman on the right is well-attired in a yellow dress (chiton) and deep red mantle (himation). On the left, a girl stands holding a box. She wears a diaphanous sleeveless dress (peplos). In field to...

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"Axiopeithes, son of Alkimachos, is handsome" (AXIOPEITHES KALOS ALKIMAXO) The letters placed stoichedon. ΑΞΙΟΠΕΙΘΗS ΚΑΛΟS ΑΛΚΙΜΑΧΟ


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela ?); January 2, 1913: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 052; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 102.


Height: 38.4 cm (15 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World