Aryballos card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Aryballos

27.11.99.83.2

Currently not on display

Information

Proto-Corinthian aryballos (oil flask) of a piriform shape for the main body narrowing down to a small base, a short neck and a wide disk like mouth with a handle from the shoulder to the rim. The main body has decoration in the form of overlapping scales ('scale aryballos'), the scales attributed with incision. On the shoulder there is a band with two running dogs. The lower part of the body has a band of vertical leaves, below the band of scales there are two thick bands in yellow brown slip. The top of the rim has circular decoration in yellow brown slip and the handle has parallel lines which have faded. The overall appearance of the clay is light and lustrous and part of the top flat rim has been restored.