Lot 4: Greek Bronze Aryballos
October 27, 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Greece, ca. 600 BCE. A small cast bronze aryballos, a vessel with a small, round/ovoid body and a narrow neck terminating in a flared, very narrow spout. This example has a handle with slight decoration on it, and incised rings around the rim. This probably would have served as a container for scented oil or medicine, owned by an athlete (almost certainly a man). Size: 2.55" W x 3.15" H (6.5 cm x 8 cm)
Provenance: From Bavarian private Collection G.P., acquired in the 1980's
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Condition Report: Slightly mishapen with a very encrusted but smooth patina.