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Artifact Identification Aryballos   (1922.01.0018)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 575–550 BCE
Culture Greek, Corinthian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 6.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 5.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 4.1 cm
Weight 71 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the body diameter. D3 is the rim diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Dark Brown (10 YR 2/4) -ns Light Grayish Yellowish Brown ( 10 YR 7.5/3) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

CORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS Shape and Ornament: Spherical body, round bottom, concave handle. Flat upper surface of mouth decorated with one wide band and several narrow concentric circles. One band on edge of rim. Two lines above the main frieze and three lines below. Three concentric bands on underside of base. Subject: On the body, three helmeted warriors marching left. Each carries a spear and is almost completely overlapped by the round shield held on his left arm. Crude cross on the reverse. About 575-550 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 5, 1.

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1922.01.0019 Payne, Necorcorinthia, 1931. Page 320, fig. 60 (from Thebes).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 6, Plate 5, 1.

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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