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Terracotta aryballos (oil flask)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.112
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
The aryballos was typically held in the hand or carried on a thong, as depicted on the marble stele of Megakles (11.185) nearby.
Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 66, 68, fig. 82, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 16, fig. 104, New York: Plantin Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 66, 68, fig. 82, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cole, Nancy. 1968. Greek Athletic Games. no. 17, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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