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Corinthian aryballos with dancers

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Object number
AR3157
Object: Corinthian Aryballos

Material: Yellow clay with black slip and red painting

Date: End of 7th - first half 6th century B.C.
Early till Middle Corinthian

Description:    Globular body slightly flattened to create a base, in the center small depression, around it five concentrical circles. Thin neck, broad discus-shaped mouth decorated with three circles and a band of rays on the rim. Handle with a band of horizontal lines. Band of rays on shoulder just below the neck, separated from the main frieze by two circles.
The frieze shows two bearded dancers with overlong arms to the right and one to the left, their cloths painted with red. Field around them filled with rosettes.

Size: Height 71 mm, diameter 67 mm

Condition: Perfectly preserved, only minimal chips and wear, painting mainly preserved.

References: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Adolphseck, Schloss Fasanerie 2, Pl. 60.2
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Mainz, Universit├Ąt 1, Pl. 30.1-2
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Karlsruhe, Badisches Landesmuseum 1, Pl. 41.7-8

Provenance: Acquired 2021 from Mr. M.B., Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, who acquired the aryballos and other objects from the collection of M.T., Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Inherited from his parents who acquired the object in Germany in the 1960s. A note from the antiquities dealer Dr. Kurt Deppert, "Kunstwerke der Antike", Frankfurt am Main, dated February 08, 1968, sets the terminus ante quem the object was acquired into the collection T. Dr. Deppert was requested by the family T. to provide a short assessment of the collection, which he did along with a detailed description of all objects.

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