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Aryballos (Etrusco-Corinthian ware)
600 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
17.5 × 5.3 × 5.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Etruria, Italy
Accession Number
80M-D1A
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1893
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Slender, flat-based vessel with a disc mouth and small strap handle from the rim to the ridge on the neck. Decorated in bands of brown and red on pink-buff terracotta. On the mid body is an animal frieze (roughly painted with no inner detail) of dogs running to the right. There are vertical strokes on the rounded ridge below the neck and horizontal strokes on the handle. The brown paint has some lustre.