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Aryballos (Rhodian black-figure ware)
600 BCE-590 BCE

6.2 × 5.2 × 6.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Rhodes, Greece
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Women's Association, 1977
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Small vase in the shape of a helmeted head of a warrior. The cheek-pieces are black with a red border. The "crest" of the helmet is a ridge with a vertical projection at the front, below which the circular front-piece above the forehead is decorated with an incised palmette. The warrior's eyes are large and almond-shaped; there is a small moustache. The vase mouth is at the top of the head, decorated with dots.