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July 2024
July 2024

BG oil flask - aryballos

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Black glazed perfume oil-flask based on Attic aryballoi of the early 5th cent BCE (ca 500 BCE). An aryballos (Greek: ἀρύβαλλος; plural aryballoi) was a small spherical or globular flask with a narrow neck. It was used to contain perfume or oil, and is often depicted in vase paintings being used by athletes during bathing. In these depictions, the vessel is at times attached by a strap to the athlete's wrist, or hung by a strap from a peg on the wall.

H:8,5cm, maxL: 6,5cm