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Oil flask (aryballos)

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Inward sloping rim disk; short, cylindrical neck; two opposing handles with knobbed tails from just below rim to shoulder; ovoid body; rounded base. Dark blue with trails of yellow and pale blue-green. Intact; areas of thick white incrustation.


By date unknown: Edward Austin Collection; gift of Edward Austin to MFA, August 19, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Austin

Greek, East Greek, Archaic or Classical Period, Late 6th–5th century B.C.


Height x diameter (max.): 6.6 x 5 cm (2 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, core-formed with applied decoration


The Ancient World