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Oil flask (squat lekythos) with Aphrodite and Anchises

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Aphrodite, seated on rock (figure white); Anchises seated, facing her clad in Phrygian costume, holding spears. Eros standing behind him. Glaze worn off in several places.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found at Aigion, but also said to have been found between Patras and Pyrgos) [this provenance applies to 96.717-96.718 and 95.1402-95.1403, all having been found together]; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1896

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Classical Period, 410–400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height x diameter: 13.3 x 8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World