Protocorinthian (Early Black-Figure) Aryballos (Oil Flask): Animals

Protocorinthian (Early Black-Figure) Aryballos (Oil Flask): Animals

c. 650-640 BC

Ceramic

Overall: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.532

Location

Description

Corinthian pottery during the 8th and 7th centuries BC was as popular an export commodity as Mycenean ware was several centuries earlier. Protocorinthian design was very finely drawn in a miniaturist style. The use of animal friezes shows Near Eastern influences.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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