Oil flask (aryballos)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 6th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 448.

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 × 4.6 × 4.6 cm (1 3/4 × 1 13/16 × 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7520

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Aryballos of Corinthian type. The top of the lip is decorated with small circles and a tongue pattern. There is a cable border on the outer edge. The pattern on the handle is similar to that on the lip.

Condition: Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution