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Oil flask (squat lekythos)

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On the body, Eros advances toward an altar at the right, holding a phiale full of white offerings in his left hand. He has bracelets on each arm and a fillet on his head, all in white. A single offering, possibly an egg, sits on the altar. Compare the composition on the reverse of a pelike,...

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By date unknown: Charles Deering Collection; by date unknown: Barbara Deering Danielson Collection; gift of Barbara Deering Danielson to MFA, December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 360–350 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 022.


Height: 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World