Oil flask (aryballos) with a lotus design

Greek
Archaic Period (Late Corinthian)
575–550 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 456.

Dimensions

7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2605

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Quatrefoil design of lotus-buds. The cream-colored clay is typically Corinthianin, and the added paint is black and purple.

Provenance

By 1882: Edward Robinson Collection (according to his Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases, no. 32: purchased in Athens in 1882); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, February 10, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson