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East Greek Unguentarium/Aryballos (Oil Flask)

6th century BCE

4 3/4 in. x 2 9/16 in. x 2 9/16 in. (12 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3250
Geography: Asia, Turkey
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Unguentaria
Culture/Nationality: East Greek
Collection: Lucy Shoe Meritt 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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