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Attic Red-Figure Lekythos

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Boston Phiale Painter (Attributed to)


Attic Red-Figure Lekythos

Creation Date

ca. 430 BC

Medium & Support



14 13/16 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 2 13/16 in. (37.62 cm x 6.35 cm x 7.14 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926

Accession Number



Public Domain

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Originally designed as a perfume flask, this slender vessel is one of the highlights of the Museum's Attic vase paintings. To the left a young girl performs a dance step under the watchful eye of her teacher. The artist is the leading pupil of the renowned Achilles Painter, and was credited with introducing a more lively and human spirit into his scenes.

Portfolios: Collections: Decorative Arts - Ancient   Collections: Decorative Arts   OLD_FEATC|ARCH1012_181004|Higginbotham|Greek and Roman Pottery   Collections: All   FEAT|Public Domain