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Perfume vase (aryballos)

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Narrow lip, yellow clay, brown varnish, diamonds and rosettes: four birds walking to right: rosettes and zig-zags in field; rays. "The cosmetic use of oil by both sexes, especially male athletes, was important, and aryballos became an essential piece of equipment.... Many of the early examples...

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Protocorinthian Period, about 700–675 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 391.

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.810

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels