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Spherical oil bottle (aryballos)

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Decayed (blue glaze lost); surface covered with diamond network in relief. Possibly Naukratite ware.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Pithos No. 2. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, 575–550 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Rhodes

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 383.

Dimensions

5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.146

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels