Late Geometric aryballos - ROM2018_16950_2


Late Geometric aryballos

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Perhaps made in Central Crete, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 730-700 BC
Period: Greek Early Iron Age to Archaic period
Object number: 942.73
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis small oil flask (aryballos) is decorated with geometric patterns featuring cross-hatched triangles and ladder motifs. The fabric of the vase suggests that it comes from Central Crete, but the style of decoration is unusual for that area. The shape and decoration suggest that it may instead have been made in the Argolid, Peloponnese, Greece.
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