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Accession_Number REDMG:1935.87.22
adlib_title Corinthian aryballos
Shape Aryballos
Shape_description Round ('ball aryballos')
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Tongues emerging from mouth between two bands. Dots around the rim and tongues again on shoulder. Zigzag with two dots on handles. Main design is five warrior figures facing left, carrying large shields. Each shield is bisected with incised vertical parallel lines and coloured one half red and the other half yellow. The outer ring of the shield is brown, and the helmets which the warriors appear to be wearing are yellow. The base has two bands around tongues with two bands the other side.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and with a substantial amount of decoration remaining. Two large dents to the side of the body but none to the mouth or handle.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Middle Corinthian
Date 600-575
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.04.0004.jpg
Side view of two Corinthian ball aryballoi (26.12.4 at left and RM.87.35.22 at right), from the back, showing decoration on and under strap handles.
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2003.04.0089.jpg
Side view of aryballos. Shows warriors marching to right, carrying shields.
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2003.93.0055.jpg
Right side view of a Corinthian ball aryballos.
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2003.97.0041.jpg
Side view of a Corinthian aryballos, showing warrior design on the body.
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2003.97.0042.jpg
Side view of a Corinthian aryballos, showing warrior design on the body.
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2003.97.0043.jpg
Top view of a Corinthian aryballos, showing the mouth.
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Underside view of a Corinthian aryballos, showing the base.
Comparanda Cf. Aryballoi 23, 38-41, 97-99 (IV.vi)
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 4.7
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.0
Diameters Max. 5.8; mouth 3.6
Handle_height 1.9
Other_dims.
Location 7
Edited_by Denise; Karen
Date_edited 15.07.2002; 31.03.2004
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