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Oil bottle (aryballos) with painted birds

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Red, quite smooth. Slight traces of pattern in dull brown lines.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, 575–550 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 384.

Dimensions

7.3 x 7 cm (2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.414

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels