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Oil flask (aryballos) with a lotus design

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Quatrefoil design of lotus-buds. The cream-colored clay is typically Corinthianin, and the added paint is black and purple.

Provenance

By 1882: Edward Robinson Collection (according to his Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases, no. 32: purchased in Athens in 1882); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, February 10, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson

Greek, Archaic Period (Late Corinthian), 575–550 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 456.

Dimensions

7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2605

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels