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Ring Aryballos

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Clay pale red. Decoration in thin black and dull purple: zigzags, network, pendant loops, concentric lines, and fern pattern(?). Body a square tube in form of ring. Neck, lip, and end of handle perhaps from another vase.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, mid-6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 420.


9 x 7.5 x 3 cm (3 9/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World