Etrusco-Corinthian Alabastron

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Object: Etrusco-Corinthian Alabastron

Material: Pale clay with red-brownish slip

Date: First half 6th century B.C.

Description:    Pear-shaped jug with convex bottom and flat handle. Short neck opening into a plate-shaped mouth with vertical rim.
The body is painted with a band of rays and several bands of various thickness. Band of rays on the outside of the mouth plate, four parallel thick lines on the handle.

Size: Height 85 mm, diameter 53 mm

Condition: Very well preserved. Only minimal chips and wear, painting mainly preserved. With an old collection sticker "Aryballos Korinthisch 550 v. Chr." on bottom.

References: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Tours and Bourges, Musee des Beaux Arts er Musee du Berry, Pl. 18.8; 18.17
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Rennes, Musee des Beaux Arts, Pl. 33.2
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Leipzig, Archäologisches Institut der Karl-Marx-Universität 1, Pl. 24.2

Provenance: Acquired 2021 from Mr. M.B., Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, who acquired the alabastron 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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