Italo-Corinthian aryballos with owl, boar and goat decoration

G107

£400.00

Available

A pottery aryballos with black figure decoration depicting a goat, a wild boar and an owl. 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.

Culture
Italo-Corinthian, mid 6th Century BC

Size
6.4 x 7.4 cms

Condition
Mouth and handle lost, surface chipping to the lower body and general light wear as seen in the photographs

Provenance
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.

blank

TOP