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White-ground oil flask (lekythos) with an oil-merchant's shop

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Three red-bearded men wearing mantles (himatia) and red head bands or wreaths are seated on folding stools with animal legs. The one at the left holds what looks like a flower in his right hand, and two staffs or long stalks with three-part, flower-like heads appear beside him. The middle man...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a man always truthful in Rome. He said it was from Terra Nuova [Gela].); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500–475 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 24.6 cm (9 11/16 in.); diameter: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure, White Ground


The Ancient World