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Corinthian Aryballos (Oil Flask)

ca. 600 BCE-575 BCE (?)

diameter of rim
2 1/4 in. x 1 13/16 in. (5.77 cm x 4.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.2135
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Aryballoi
Culture/Nationality: Corinthian

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  • aryballoi - Relatively small ancient Greek vessels with a globular body, a short neck, a flat disk-shaped mouth with a small orifice, and a handle (or sometimes two) extending from the shoulder to the rim; used for holding oils, perfumes, and ointments. They are usually made of terracotta. Uses of the aryballoi included in funeral rituals and by athletes who wore them on their wrists, suspended by thongs or strings.
  • incising - The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
  • Middle Corinthian - Refers to an intermediate phase of Corinthian pottery style, dating from around 600 BCE to around 575 BCE. It is characterized by apparent mass production of pots, using painted designs with a smaller repertory of clumsier animals than in the preceding phase, new animal poses, less crowded designs between figures, and the use of dots to echo the contours of the animals.
  • toilettes - Term applied to a variety of French dressing tables designed for women.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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  • diameter of rim Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 1 13/16 in. (5.77 x 4.6 cm)

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