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.
- Ancient Greek
- Amphoriskos (Container for Oil)
- 600 BC–575 BC
- terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique
- H. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); diam. 8.4 cm (3 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson