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Aryballos (Oil Flask)

6th century BCE

2 3/4 x 2 x 2 in. (7 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: G.126
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Toilet Articles; Oil Flasks
Culture/Nationality: Phoenician
Collection: Robinson Collection

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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.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
  • Home Departure and Destination Bryn Mawr College , Oct 4, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013
  • Selected Works of Art, Archaeology, Ethnography and Decorative Arts from the College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Feb 20, 2002 – Feb 24, 2002

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url= |title=Aryballos (Oil Flask) |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=3/31/2023 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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