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Oil flask (squat lekythos)

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Around outside of mouth, two maenads and a satyr. Principal design a woman seated to left, playing with a bird; another woman at left, youth at right. Ovoid body, broad grooved foot, vertical handle, short neck, standard lekythos mouth, with flat top. ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, # 19 ...

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 503: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani; from Ruvo); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 370–360 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 019.


16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World