Aryballos (Oil Bottle) in the Shape of a Female Bust (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

ca. 590-580 BC
Greek (Rhodian)
Ceramics
Containers-Vessels
terracotta
Greece
Overall: 3 1/2 × 2 × 1 1/4 in. (8.89 × 5.08 × 3.18 cm)
60.9
The aryballos was used to store scented oil and could take a wide variety of forms, such as human heads and animals. Athletes used the oil to clean themselves after exercise.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
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