Corinthian aryballos decorated with an incised scale pattern - ROM2018_16820_16

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Corinthian aryballos decorated with an incised scale pattern

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised details
Geography: Probably made in Corinth, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 630-600 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Object number: 922.47.3
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis oil flask (pointed aryballos) is a common Corinthian type, but the surface appearance suggests that it may not be true Corinthian, but rather an imitation made in Italy, either in Etruria or in South Italy. It is loosely dated to the Transitional or Early Corinthian period. The scale pattern was drawn with a compass, and the compass-points are visible.
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Greek World
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