Aryballos

Description
This ancient Greek jar was used for storing oil. It is decorated with two water birds, a lion, flowers and lines.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/639
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
aryballos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
aryballos, oil vessel
Dimensions
whole height 112 mm; whole diameter 75 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC; Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Date
-500
Production Town
Corinth
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Black figure ware
Function Name
storage
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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