Aryballos ; ca. 575-550 BC; 33.55

Name/Title

Aryballos

About this object

An aryballos; a container usually used to hold oil or perfume for personal use. This particular piece has a quatrefoil design surrounded by leaves on which red paint has been added. Under the handle is a rough crossed circle. On the lip there is a rosette left unfilled. The quatrefoil is used a lot in the Late Corinthian period and continued to evolve in style in later years.

Date Made

ca. 575-550 BC

Period

Late Corinthian

Place Made

Greece

Medium and Materials

Ceramic; Pottery

Style and Iconography

Orientalising

Style and Iconography

Archaic

Style and Iconography

Corinthian

Measurements

Height 78mm; Diameter 74mm

Collection

The James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Credit Line

Purchased with funds given by students in the Greek History, Art and Literature Course, 1953-54

Object Type

Containers

Object number

33.55

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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