Corinthian Crouching Hare Aryballos (Oil Flask)Archaic
ca. 600 BCE - 575 BCE
2 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. (6 x 8.5 x 4.1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- alabastra - Small ancient Greek or Roman vessels for holding oils, ointments, or perfumes; usually elongated in form, almost cylindrical, and rounded at the bottom. Some footed examples also exist. They either have no handles or one small handle at the side. Alabastra are small enough to be held in one hand or it could be carried by a string looped around its narrow neck or passed through smal lugs on the shoulder. The shape originated in Egypt, where it was made in glass, faience, or alabaster (it takes its name from this stone).
- Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- Corinthian - Refers to a pottery style created in the city and region of Corinth in the Peloponnese in south-central Greece, and exported extensively in other parts of Greece, Italy, and Egypt, particularly in the second half of the seventh century BCE and the first half of the sixth century BCE. It is characterized by large vessels and bold decoration arranged in friezes covering most of the surface. Designs are in black-figure on a light terra-cotta background, with red, white, and incised additions. Motifs may have been inspired by Eastern textiles and typically include animals, monsters, or human figures, with ornaments such as dots, leaves, or rosettes scattered over the background.
- 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.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
- Animal Style on Greek and Etruscan Vases The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont , Apr 11, 1985 – Jun 2, 1985
- Ancient Greece: Life and Art The Newark Museum , Feb 2, 1980 – Mar 16, 1980
- Aspects of Ancient Greece Allentown Art Museum , Sep 16, 1979 – Dec 30, 1979
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, PhD
and Gloria Ferrari Pinney.
Aspects of Ancient Greece.
Allentown Art Museum.
Allentown, PA, 1979
Page Number: 138-139, Figure Number: 66
Ancient Greece: Life and Art
The Newark Museum.
Newark, New Jersey, 1980
Page Number: 6, Figure Number: 116
Glenn E. Markoe
and Nancy J. Serwint.
Animal Style on Greek and Etruscan Vases: An Exhibition at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum
The Robert Hull Fleming Museum.
Burlington, Vermont, 1985
Page Number: 18, Figure Number: 13
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