Aryballos card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Aryballos

M10479

Currently not on display

Information

Corinthian short globular aryballos (oil flask ) with one handle from the shoulder to the rim and a flat disc shaped rim. The base of the aryballos has a rosette motif. The main decoration on the body is of birds or ducks in a line facing to the right with large brown dots in between them. On the shoulder of the vessel there is a band of leaves arranged all along. The rim also has the same shape brown leaves on top of it and the handle has decoration of horizontal parallel lines that have faded. The clay is creamy and buff and the decoration in dark brown slip and has extremely faded. Part of the top of the rim has been lost.