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Aryballos

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Eagle protome. Cut flat at neck, small aryballos mouth attached. On flat of mouth, black petals incised. On top of eagle's head large rosette. Soft orange clay, dull black glaze for details; lower half of beak dull red glaze. Possible traces of white..

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medallen auction 11, January 23-24, 1953, lot 313); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction for $ 994.61; accessioned March 12, 1953

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, East Greek, 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Rhodes, Greece

Dimensions

5.2 x 10.2 cm (2 1/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

53.177

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels