Corinthian Aryballos: Owl

An ancient Corinthian Greek spherical aryballos (an olive oil vessel) decorated with an owl with one wing extended.

Corinth.
Ca. 600 - 575 BC.
Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm).

The production of pottery from the northern Peloponnesian city of Corinth began around 720 BC and continued until about 550 BC. Corinthian clay is much more pale than the iron rich red clay of Athens in Attica that later supplanted it as the main Greek export ware in the Mediterranean.

Formerly in the collection of Jerome Eisenberg, New York; acquired from Charles Ede, Ltd., London, 1986.
Published: Charles Ede Ltd, Corinthian and East Greek Pottery V, (London, 1986), no. 7.
Inv#: 8643
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