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Artifact Identification Aryballos   (1922.01.0019)
  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) 6.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 6.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 3.7 cm
Weight 57 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the body diameter. D3 is the rim diameter (handle not included).
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Dark Olive Brown (2.5 Y 2/2) -ns Grayish Yellow ( 2.5 Y 7/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

CORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS Shape and Ornament: Spherical body, round bottom, concave handle. Concentric circles on flat surface of mouth. Tongues and two lines on shoulder. On underside of vase, three concentric circles. On the body, four marching warriors moving right. Each wears a helmet and carries a large round shield and a spear. The left two shield devices are a swastika and a flying eagle (?). Right two shields in solid colors, each with design of three incised vertical lines. Accessory Colors: Purple: swastika, half of each of right two shields, left two helmets. About 575-550 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 5, 2-3.

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1922.01.0018 Payne, Necrocorinthia, 1931. Page 320, fig. 160 (from Thebes).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 7, Plate 5, 2-3.

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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