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Terracotta aryballos (oil flask)

Period:
Late Corinthian
Date:
2nd half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.165
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Aryballoi with floral quatrefoils were produced in very great number through the sixth century B.C. and probably into the fifth. They were also widely exported. The simple but distinctive decoration suggests that these vases may have had a specific contents.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 2, Gallatin pl. 2.3, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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