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Polychromed oil flask (lekythos)

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Nude youths with pairs of spears, dancing woman, Eros. Many parts of the decoration are in relief. Eros and the woman are white. [Label text]: This vase was decorated with gilded relief in antiquity; unfortunately, most of that gold decoration has been lost. One can still observe the high...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, Late fifth century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World