Aryballos

Description
This is an ancient Greek Attic red-figure ware lekythos (oil juglet with specific funerary use). It is decorated with a palmette design. Its provenance suggests it was excavated by Sir Alfred Biliotti during his important work at the acropolis of Cameiros between 1852 and 1864.
Accession Loan No.
1887/10/62
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
aryballos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
perfumed oil bottle, aryballos
Cultural Group
Greek
Production Year Low
-499
Production Year High
-400
Family Group

Material
ceramic
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
perfumed oil, used especially at funerals
Collector / Excavator
Biliotti, A., Mr
Collection Site Name
Cameiros, Rhodes
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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