Corinthian Aryballos

Culture: Greek/Corinthian
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 5.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2259
Provenance: French private collection, acquired in the first half of the 20th century. Last on the English art market.
Condition: Intact
Description: Bulbous, small aryballos with red and black paint. A circumferential depiction of a procession with four hoplites facing right. The stylized warriors with large circular shields wearing helmets and spears. On the shoulder concentrical circles and tongue decoration. The spout flat with a small opening and a short handle from the rim to the shoulder. On the base also concentrical circles. The stylized depiction of the hoplites with their oversized, round shields almost appear contemporarily comically.