Perfume vase (aryballos) depicting lions and rams
Middle Protocorinthian Period
About 675–650 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 399.
Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.) Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund