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Accession_Number 29.5.3
adlib_title Corinthian early corinthian aryballos
Shape Aryballos
Shape_description Ball aryballos with a disk-shaped wide rim, a vertical banded handle and a spherical body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 8/3
Decoration The decoration is executed with red colour and incisions. Rim: There are petal-shaped tongues on the top surface and dots at the side one. The back of the handle bears three, almost vertical (the central one is wavy) lines. Below the handle on the body there are five (the one smaller) rosettes (leaved rodakes), with incisions intersecting at the centre. The main design is a swan with outspread wings, facing right. Details are incised and there is some added red on its wings and tail. The swan appears to step on a row of petal-shaped spots that contours the sunk centre of the vessel, serving as a base.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Some wearing of paint on the body of the swan. Small chip on body where an inclusion in the clay is showing through.
Technique/Style Early Corinthian
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 625-600
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Aryballos, side view. Shows bands on handle, daisy pattern on body.
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Three Corinthian ball aryballos, from left to right: 29.5.3, 27.4.9, 27.4.9
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A Corinthian ball aryballos
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 4.1
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 4.1
Diameters Rim 3.6; body 4.7
Handle_height 1.4
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Georgia; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 17.09.2002; 10.06.2003; 31.03.2004; 11.01.2006
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