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Terracotta pointed aryballos (oil flask)

Period:
Protocorinthian
Date:
ca. 640–625 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
Accession Number:
37.128.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This vase is representative of the mastery achieved by Corinthian artists of the seventh century B.C. There is utmost precision in both the potting and the execution of the scale pattern.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1938. "Notes: A Gift for the Collection of Greek and Roman Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 33(1): p. 27, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 36, 183, pl. 23d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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