Oil flask (aryballos)

Greek, East Greek
Archaic or Classical Period
Late 6th–5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter (max.): 6.6 x 5 cm (2 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.457

Medium or Technique

Glass, core-formed with applied decoration

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Inward sloping rim disk; short, cylindrical neck; two opposing handles with knobbed tails from just below rim to shoulder; ovoid body; rounded base. Dark blue with trails of yellow and pale blue-green. Intact; areas of thick white incrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Austin Collection; gift of Edward Austin to MFA, August 19, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Austin