From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectSmall round aryballos with a single handle, made of a light buff coloured clay.
Around the mouth are alternating black and red tongues within two concentric circles, while the shoulder is decorated with tongues. On the handle is a chequer-board pattern.
The main decoration on the body shows two riders moving to the left of the handle, and two moving to the right. Below the handle is a siren. The incised rosettes in the field are typical of the orientalising period. Above and below main frieze is a band of “z’s” set between four lines, and at the base is a whirligig.
Identification of details is severely hampered by the poor condition of the paint work, relatively little of which survives.
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyCorinthian
Style and IconographyOrientalising
TechniqueSlip trailing (relief line)
MeasurementsHeight 65 mm x Diameter 58 mm
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals in art
Subject and Association KeywordsArt and mythology
Subject and Association KeywordsFigurative art
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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