Alabastron ; Attributed to the Erlenmeyer Painter; ca. 590-570 BC; 68.64

Name/Title

Alabastron

About this object

An albastron, commonly used for holding oils, ointment or perfumes, often carried with a string around the neck. The form is designed for ease of holding. The design is a siren, who has large wings painted with dark brown to black and added red. She is surrounded by incised rosettes and there are tongues on the base.

Maker

Attributed to the Erlenmeyer Painter

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

ca. 590-570 BC

Period

Archaic

Place Made

Greece

Medium and Materials

Ceramic; Pottery

Style and Iconography

Orientalising

Style and Iconography

Archaic

Style and Iconography

Middle Corinthian

Measurements

Height 161mm; Diameter 77mm

Collection

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

Credit Line

Donated by M.K. Steven, 1964

Object Type

Containers

Object number

68.64

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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