AN ITALO-CORINTHIAN POTTERY FIGURAL ARYBALLOS
CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.
In the form of an owl standing with closed wings, its head turned slightly to its left, the vessel spout emerging from the top of its head, the details in black, fired to brown in places, with some added red, including the wings, further enhanced by incision, the large eyes and beak, and the talons, the body feathers hatched, the mouth also black
5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high