fbpx

Corinthian aryballos with sphinx and goose decoration

G45

£285.00

Sold

A painted and incised pottery tear-shaped aryballos decorated with a figure of a sphinx and a goose.

Culture
Greek, Corinth, early 6th Century BC

Condition
A small chip on the rim and the painted decoration lost on one side (affecting the sphinx’s head), the incised decoration remains visible however. The surface has been coated in places with a modern varnish which has developed small white patches visible in the photographs

Size
7.2 x 3.8 cms

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Montreal, Canada; acquired mid to late 20th Century

TOP