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Oil flask (lekythos) with Zeus pursuing a female figure

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Zeus pursuing female figure with diadem. (Aegina?) Badly weathered on back. A crack on lower part of front.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Castel Vetrano. The vases there sold are nearly all from Selinus.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren; probably from Selinus. December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 048.

Dimensions

Height: 41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8077

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels