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Seller: finartco (60) 100%, Location: Nicosia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 253066346796 AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ARCHAIC GREEK POTTERY GEOMETRIC CORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS ca. 7th C. BC Offered is an exquisite ancient archaic Greek Corinthian geometric period aryballos from ca. 7th century BC. An aryballos was a type of vessel of ancient Greece that used to contain perfume or oil. It is often depicted in vase paintings being used by athletes during bathing. This is a spherical flask with holes on the two handles to be attached to the wrist of the athlete or hung from a peg on the wall. A delicate and splendid piece, ideal for a collection, an impressive gift or a first-class home decoration. Dimensions: 7.5 cm (3.0 in.) tall X 9.5 cm (3.7 in.) wide in the middle. Weight is 189 grams (6.7 oz). Provenance: old private collection. It is guaranteed authentic. It is in excellent condition for its age. Most of the vessel is covered with ancient earthen encrustation with a small part of its ancient geometric iconography showing (pictured). There is no restoration whatsoever. The vessel pictured is the one you will receive so please examine all pictures carefully. Please examine all pictures carefully. Shipping is USD 12 worldwide by registered mail. Please take a moment to look at my other items!Please ask any questions before buying.Thank you for your interest. Aryballos An aryballos was a small spherical or globular flask with a narrow neck used in Ancient Greece. It was used to contain perfume or oil, and is often depicted in vase paintings being used by athletes during bathing. In these depictions, the vessel is at times attached by a strap to the athlete's wrist, or hung by a strap from a peg on the wall. The shape of the aryballos originally came from the oinochoe of the Geometric period of the 9th century BCE, a globe-shaped wine jar. By the Proto-Corinthian period of the following century, it had attained its definitive shape, going from spherical to ovoid to conical, and finally back to spherical. This definitive form has a wide, flat mouth, and a single small handle. Some later variations have bell-shaped mouths, a second handle, and/or a flat base. Potters also created inventive shapes for aryballoi. Condition: Excellent condition, Provenance: Old private collection, Material: Terracotta

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