12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A CORINTHIAN FIGURAL ARYBALLOS
Circa 575-550 B.C.
In the form of a recumbent ram, the plump hollow body with the legs folded flat, its raised head serving as the spout, suspension holes through the coiled horns, with large painted eyes, the fleece a series of small red dots, a black stripe down the back to the tail, and a zig-zag on the underside
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) long
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For a similar example see no. III, 257 in Walker, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part III.
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