From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis aryballos is a small container that was used for holding perfume. The small jug features decorations of rosettes and what appear to be padded dancers who have had red colour added to their exaggerated bellies and rumps. The dancers appear to be part of a 'pre-dramatic' era of performance. This object is believed to be part of a set decorated by one person, named the 'De Young Painter'.
MakerAttributed to the De Young Painter Group
Date Madeca. 630-550 BC
Place NotesSimilar works produced in Samos, Sparta, Boetia, Athens and East Greece.
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyArchaic
Style and IconographyOrientalising
Style and IconographyCorinthian
MeasurementsHeight (with restoration) 73mm; Diameter 69mm.
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by M.K. Steven, 1960
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