Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Corinthian aryballos (oil or perfume bottle) decorated with a griffin and a duck
Greece
Archaic period, Early Corinthian style, 600 BCE
Pottery
H: 14.4; W: 12 cm
Gift of Fiorella Cottier-Angeli, Geneva
Accession number: 86.82.99
 
 
The aryballos is a small perfume or oil container, generally used by athletes for anointing themselves before or after training. It was carried on a string looped about the wrist.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir