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Accession_Number 49.8.9
adlib_title Corinthian late protocorinthian aryballos
Shape Aryballos
Shape_description Scale aryballos (pointed/piriform). The vessel has a flat, wide, disk-shaped rim, a banded handle and a slim, cylindrical neck. The body is ovaloid (inverted egg) and the base is ring-shaped.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/3
Decoration Rim: There are three narrow, black bands (on a reserved area) between two thicker ones. The side of the rim, the neck and the underside of the handle are all reserved, however there are parallel horizontal bands framed by two thinner vertical lines on the back of the handle. The shoulder is decorated with black tongues. The body is covered with a scale-like motif and each of the scales is rendered with two incised lines at the edge. Additionally, each alternate column has a large purple dot and the columns between have a very small, incised dot. Above and below the scales there are two, broad, black bands, separated by reserved lines. The lower part of the body towards the foot is decorated with tongues (radial-shaped motif). The foot and the base and underside are reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, except for tiny chips on the rim and three small gouges on the lower body. The vessel's condition is very good, as the paint is not worn and the glaze remains. There is a dent in the body but this was made during production. Only slight wearing of the purple dots but not so as they become indistinguishable.
Technique/Style Late Protocorinthian
Provenance
Period Early Archaic
Date 650-625
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.94.0106.jpg
2003.94.0106.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing rim and shoulder decoration.
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2003.94.0107.jpg
Left side view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing scale decoration on the body between thick black bands.
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2003.94.0108.jpg
Front view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing scale decoration on the body between thick black bands.
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2003.94.0109.jpg
Right side view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing scale decoration on the body between thick black bands.
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2003.94.0110.jpg
Back view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing handle decoration.
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2003.94.0111.jpg
Top view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing rim and shoulder decoration.
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2003.94.0112.jpg
Bottom view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing reserved base and radiating design on lower part of body.
Bottom view of a piriform Corinthian scale aryballos, showing tongues emerging from the base.
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2008.99.0544.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing rim and shoulder decoration.
2008.99.0545.jpg
2008.99.0545.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing rim and shoulder decoration.
2008.99.0546.jpg
2008.99.0546.jpg
Left side view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing scale decoration on the body between thick black bands.
2008.99.0547.jpg
2008.99.0547.jpg
Back view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing handle decoration.
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2008.99.0548.jpg
Right side view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing scale decoration on the body between thick black bands.
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2008.99.0549.jpg
Front view of a Corinthian scale aryballos, showing scale decoration on the body between thick black bands.
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2008.99.0550.jpg
Over head view of a Corinthian pointed scale Aryballos, showing rim and shoulder decoration.
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2008.99.0551.jpg
Bottom view of a piriform Corinthian scale aryballos, showing tongues emerging from the base.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 12.6
Diameters Rim 4.3; neck 1.6; base 2.9
Handle_height 2.9
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Georgia; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 10.06.2003; 11.01.2006; 04.08.2006
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