Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos (oil flask) with scale pattern decoration - ROM2010_11485_62

ROM2010_11485_62

Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos (oil flask) with scale pattern decoration

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; findspot unknown
Date: about 630-600 BC
Period: Etruscan Orientalizing period
Dimensions:
9.8 x 5.4 cm
Object number: 923.13.12
Credit Line: Gift of the Members of the Royal Ontario Museum
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
DescriptionThis perfumed-oil flask (aryballos) is decorated with a scale pattern, which was the typical decoration for vases of this shape made in Corinth, Greece. The Etruscan potters closely copied the popular pottery from Corinth, using a similar pale clay and the same types of decoration.
Collection:
Greek World
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