Aryballos

Description
This small vessel is shaped like a warrior’s head wearing a helmet, with a spout at the top of the head. It was used to store perfumed oil, and may have been used in burials or may have been an ancient Greek souvenir. 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.
1887/10/66
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
aryballos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
aryballos in the form of a human head
Dimensions
whole W 46 mm; whole height 72 mm; whole depth 51 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Family Group

Material
pottery
Collector / Excavator
Biliotti, A., Mr
Collection Site Name
Cameiros, Rhodes
Collection Town
Cameiros
Collection County
Rhodes
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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