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Title: Aryballos
Name: Aryballos
Date: 599-300 BCE
Medium: Glass, core formed
Dimensions: 2 1/8 × 1 5/8 in. (5.4 × 4.1 cm)
Classification: Decorative Arts, Glass
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 3.1.5
More Information
The shapes of the core-form vessels were based upon common Greek vessels made from clay. In the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. those vessels included the alabastron, oinoche, amphoriskos, and aryballos. The aryballos was used by bathers as a container for oil; the vessel was suspended from their wrists.