Perfume vase (aryballos) depicting lions and rams

Greek
Middle Protocorinthian Period
About 675–650 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 399.

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.) Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.511

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature aryballos with orientalizing iconography. The shoulder frieze has alternating palmettes and lotuses. The largest band on the belly features facing lions. One appears to be roaring at the other. The other side shows two facing rams. The lower frieze shows rosettes, and the lowest frieze has black rays.

Provenance

By 1897/8: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1897-8.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund