On the handle, Dionysos and two revelers Upper frieze, horse tamer between onlookers and two wrestlers Lower frieze, animal combats between onlookers
The aryballos is connected with the gymnasium and the palaistra (exercise ground). After exercising, men used oil to clean and care for their skin. The subjects here refer to major interests of young Athenians—horses, athletics, and symposia (drinking party).
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Title:Terracotta aryballos (oil flask)
Artist:Attributed to the Amasis Painter
Date:ca. 550 BCE
Dimensions:H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) diameter 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1962
[Until 1962, with Robert E, Hecht, Jr.]; acquired in 1962, purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.
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