Amphoriskos (Container for Oil)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique.
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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique.

Date:

600/575 BC

Artist:

Greek; Corinth

About this artwork

Corinth
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.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Amphoriskos (Container for Oil)

Origin

Corinth

Date

600 BC–575 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique

Dimensions

H. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); diam. 8.4 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1892.124

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