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Oil flask (aryballos)

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The aryballos is decorated around the shoulder with lion and goats. Principal design: centaur of early type and Zeus wrestle over a scepter between them; a young male (Kronos?) runs in the opposite direction with a sword. Between this figure and the centaur at the back is a pedestal surmounted...

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Purchased by Edward Perry Warren in 1894 (according to Warren's records: came 'straight from Corinth') [Warren goes on to note that where it was excavated was not stated]; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Orientalizing Period, Middle Protocorinthian IA, 690–675 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 398.


Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.); diameter: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World