- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Aryballos (oil flask): Griffin, Lion, and Sphinxes; Dogs Hunting Hare
- Work Type
- 670-630 BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Corinth (Corinthia)
- Orientalizing period
- Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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- Physical Descriptions
- 7.3 x 3.9 cm (2 7/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
mouth: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)
- Herbert A. and Tilly Cahn collection, Basel, (by 2002), sold; [through Jean-David Cahn AG, Basel, Octobert 18, 2002, Auction 3, no. 9], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- Small piriform or pointed aryballos. Narrow ring base. From base, body flares outward and rounds out to form a sloping shoulder. Relatively long neck with broad collar. Small mouth at center. Wide, rectangular handle extends from collar to middle of shoulder.
Decoration divided into four registers: a continuous lotus and palmette scroll decorates the shoulder; on body, various creatures (lions, griffin, sphinxes) face each other with with an intervening dot rosette; a register of elongated hounds is below this; and triangular rays extend from the base. Registers are separated from each other by a double line. Exterior of handle with checkerboard pattern. Rays radiate from mouth a to edge of collar. Dots along rim of collar and handle. Dot rosette on front of neck.
Buff fabric with decorative details in dark brown slip. Some flaking of slip.
- Exhibition History
Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011
32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050
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