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Perfume vase (aryballos) depicting lions and rams

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Miniature aryballos with orientalizing iconography. The shoulder frieze has alternating palmettes and lotuses. The largest band on the belly features facing lions. One appears to be roaring at the other. The other side shows two facing rams. The lower frieze shows rosettes, and the lowest frieze...

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By 1897/8: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1897-8.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Middle Protocorinthian Period, About 675–650 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 399.


Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.) Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World