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Oil flask (oinochoe in the form of Leda and the Swan

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Trefoil mouth. Leda and the swan. Girl in chiton and himation has sprung up to protect bird, which she clasps to her right side.


By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Paris; said from Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 375–350 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figural


The Ancient World