Quatrefoil Aryballos


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Artifact Identification Quatrefoil Aryballos   (1922.01.0017)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), Post 550 BCE
Culture Greek, Corinthian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 6.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 6.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 4.5 cm
Weight 79 g
Measuring Remarks D2 is the body diameter. D3 is the rim diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Pink (5 YR 7.5/3.5 ) -ns Dark Grayish Brown ( 5 YR 2/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

CORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS Spherical body, slightly flattened; round bottom; concave handle. Glazed bands on flat surface of mouth and edge of the lip. On the body, five large petals arranged radially around a double circle with star inside. On reverse, two smaller crossed petals. Accessory Colors: Purple: large petals. The design is a late, debased form of quatrefoil. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 5, 9.

Description N/A

Payne, Necrocorinthia, 1931. Pp. 147-148, fig. 54: G, H and p. 320, no. 1263, fig 161.


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 8, Plate 5, 9.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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