User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Oil flask (squat lekythos) depicting Nike sacrificing a bull between Ares and Aphrodite

Start collecting

Nike grasps a bull, which has been driven to its knees, as she holds a knife to its neck. Aphrodite is seated at the right, wearing a sleeveless chiton and holding a shield and spear. At the left Ares stands wearing a Corinthian helmet with long crest and supports a shield and spear place on...

Show Full Description


By 1895: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: purchased in 1895 from a Greek who said it was from Eretria); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 394–390 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.); diameter: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure with added white, added clay lines, dilute glaze and traces of gilding


The Ancient World