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Oil flask (aryballos) in the form of a ram's head

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In form of a ram's head. Brown glaze for neck, curling horns, eyes (with added white) and cheek-line. Muzzle and horns have incised details. Lip of spout partly restored. Tips of both horns and ears broken and missing.


By 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction, Kunstwerke der Antike, Auktion 34, 6 May 1967, lot 108); 1967: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III, February 11, 1970 (loan number 36.1970); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 600–580 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Rhodes?, Greece


5.5 x 8 cm (2 3/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World