Large Corinthian Globular Aryballos with Hoplites

Culture: Greek/Corinthian
Period: 580-560 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12.5 cm high
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 2509
Provenance: From an English collection 1970s to 1980s. With an old collection photo.
Condition: On one side color flakings, otherwise intact.
Description: Large Corinthian globular aryballos with a procession of striding hoplites to the right. The bearded stylized men wear helmets and hold large round shields and spears. The area between the figures are filled with dots. Above the procession red and brown bands, below a band of small, stylized water birds. From the neck towards the shoulder tongue decoration. The spout with a small round opening and a broad, horizontal rim is decorated on top with tongues. The base if flattened, in the centre a round dome inwards. A nearly identical aryballos was found in a sarcophagus in Elaious, a town at the southern entrance to the Hellespont, in 1923 and is now in the Louvre with accession number Éle 357.