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White ground oil flask (lekythos) depicting a grave monument for an athlete

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A bearded man with a crooked walking stick kneels on the lower of two steps supporting a funerary stele with a gable. A young man with his body wrapped in a mantle stands at the opposite (right) side. In the gable of the gravestone two stick figures represent boxers, who are watched by two...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground, polychrome


The Ancient World