Corinthian black-figure aryballos with duelling warriors, a horseman and a sphinx - ROM2018_16776_2

ROM2018_16776_2

Corinthian black-figure aryballos with duelling warriors, a horseman and a sphinx

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised details
Geography: Made in Corinth, Greece; found at Castel d'Asso, Viterbo, Italy
Date: about 600-585 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Object number: 919.5.101
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

This oil flask (round aryballos) is decorated in black-figure technique with a scene of two warriors fighting, flanked by a horse and rider on the right and a sphinx on the left. The figure painting is of an unusual style for Corinthian decoration. It is dated to the Early Corinthian period.

Based on the findspot, this vase was probably part of the grave assemblage for an Etruscan tomb.

Collection:
Greek World
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