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EF1403

An East Greek Faience Aryballos, ca. 7th - 6th century BC

The beige spherical body with crosshatching, the a short cylindrical neck of contrasting deep turquoise blue, inward-sloping disk rim and wide strap handle.

The art of working in faience was invented in Egypt, but during the Archaic period workshops were established at various places in the Greek world. In the seventh and sixth centuries BC the island of Rhodes was home to a flourishing faience industry. Characteristic products included aryballoi (perfume bottles) in a variety of shapes.

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 5.08 cm ( 2 inches), Width: 5.08 cm (2 inches) 

Provenance:  Private Texas collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.

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