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Terracotta ring aryballos (perfume vase)

Period:
Late Corinthian
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Foundation, Inc., 1980
Accession Number:
1980.427.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Ring aryballoi figure quite prominently in Corinthian pottery from the seventh through the sixth century B.C. They are rare in other Greek regions and were originally introduced from the East. This example may be an Etruscan imitation.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1981. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 111: p. 36.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 60.

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