Corinthian Terracotta Aryballos
Period: Corinthian, ca. 600 - 575 B.C.
Dimensions: H: 17.1 cm (6.7 in)
Sotheby’s, New York, 5 June 1999, lot 137;
The Gilbert collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired in New York, 10 June 1999.
Many details of this aryballos are marked by fine incision lines and in added red and white pigment. Two painted cocks flank a palmette-lotus complex on a globular body, and a walking goose seen depicted beneath the handle. Ornamental motifs fill the rest of the plane, with rosettes and radiating tongues placed around the orifice, on the shoulder and underneath the base.
The Gilbert Collection: by Phoenix Ancient Art, New York, 2019, no. 121
La Biennale, Grand Palais, Paris, 11-17 September 2019;
PAD London, Berkeley Square, London, 30 September 6 – October 2019