Small Corinthian alabastron

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Tear-drop shaped oil vessel with traces of painting. From an old German collection, acquired in 1965 at Hermann Zirkel Gallery in Cologne.
Object:        Corinthian alabastron

Material: Red clay with traces of red and black painting

Date: Late 7th - first quarter of 6th century B.C.
Early to Middle Corinthian period

Description:    Tear-drop shaped body, slightly flattened at base. Thin neck, wide discus-shaped mouth.

Size: Height 74 mm, diameter 42 mm

Condition: Undamaged and nicely preserved. With traces of the original painting in black and red. Mounted on a plexiglass base.

References: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Gela, Museo Archeologico Nazionale 1, Pl. 20.1-3
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Stockholm, Medelhavsmuseet and National Museum, Pl. 3.4

Provenance: Acquired 2018 from the German family collection Bergweiler which was formed over several generations. Acquired by Ä. and P. Bergweiler July 19th, 1965 at Antiquitätenhandlung Hermann Zirkel, Cologne, Germany.

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