Perfume vase (aryballos)

Greek or Greek, South Italian
Early Protocorinthian Period
about 700 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 393.

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.) Diameter: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.900

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Pale red clay. Decorations in brown lines. Below shoulder on a broad band, the inscription. “Pyrrhos, son of Agasileos, made me”.

Inscription

"Pyrrhos, son of Agasileos, made me".

ΠΥΡΟΣΜΕΠΟΙΕΣΕΝΑΓΑΣΙΛΕFΟ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: sent from Athens); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund