• Rhodes
  • ca. Early 6th century B.C.
Catalogue Entry

Turquoise glaze on a white body. The short neck which emerges from the spherical body is fitted with a wide mouth and a straight handle connects the edge of the mouth with the shoulder of the body. The body of the vessel is carved with 12 deep grooves and triangular forms hang down to the center of these grooves from the shoulder of the body. The center of the bottom has a small round hollow and this can be seen as the center of a 12-petaled flower. The clearly defined edges and details give the jar a well-formed and regular beauty. The aryballos jar type was used as a container for perfume oils.