Oil flask (aryballos)

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
about 550 B.C.


Dimensions

8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.64

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Head of Herakles wearing his lionskin. Buff clay partly encrusted; traces of red paint. Fine modeling of all the features.

Provenance

By 1970: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (said to come from Rhodes); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund