Italo-Corinthian aryballos with owl and panthersG304
A pottery aryballos with black figure decoration depicting an owl between two panthers. The figures are decorated with incised details and purple painted highlights.
This type of pottery was produced in Italy in imitation of imported Corinthian wares with similar shapes and decoration.
Italo-Corinthian, mid 6th Century BC
8.6 x 7.6 cms
Rim partially lost, general wear as seen in the photographs
Ex. collection: Reverend B. V. Middles; acquired early 1900’s thence private collection, Gloucestershire, UK.
For a similar aryballos with a forward-facing owl figure among the decoration, please see Ashmolean Museum (Oxford) accession number 1884.683.