Aryballos

Description
This small jar is from ancient Greece and was used for storing oil. It is decorated with mythical creatures.
Accession Loan No.
A496
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
aryballos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
bottle for perfume or oil; aryballos
Dimensions
whole height 71 mm; mouth diameter 48 mm; whole diameter 65 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC; Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Town
Corinth
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Corinthian
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
perfume or olive oil
Collector / Excavator
Jones, Winslow, Mr
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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