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White-Ground Oil Flask (Lekythos) with Striding Swordsman

Culture Greek
Title White-Ground Oil Flask (Lekythos) with Striding Swordsman
Date 460–450 BCE
Medium Terracotta and added color
Dimensions Overall: 8 1/2 in. (21.7 cm)
Credit Line Anonymous Gift in honor of the original I.M. Pei-designed building, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 80.39

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1980, Anonymous gift to the Indiana University Art Museum [1]

?–1980, with Robin Symes Limited, London, England [2]


[1] This portrait was purchased by an anonymous donor for the museum from Robin Symes; an invoice from Robin Symes Limited, dated April 21, 1980, is included in curatorial file.

[2] Robin Symes (b. 1939) operated as an art and antiquities dealer in London from about 1970. Robin Symes Limited was founded in 1977 and dissolved in 2005.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

October 3–December 21, 2014, "Color in Classical Art," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

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