About this artwork
Located on the narrow isthmus that joins the Greek mainland and the Peloponnese, with natural harbors facing east and west, Corinth was the major port of trade in Greece for most of the Archaic period (700–480BC). Producers exported scented oil around the Mediterranean in terra-cotta containers that survive today in the thousands.
The aryballos came in two shapes. This one has a round body, while the other type has an elongated, sack-shaped body.
- Ancient Greek
- Aryballos (Cointainer for Oil)
- Ancient Greece
- 625 BC–600 BC
- terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique
- 7 × 6.4 × 6.4 cm (2 3/4 × 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Edwin Brand