12 June 2000
A PROTOCORINTHIAN PIRIFORM BLACK-FIGURED ARYBALLOS
circa 650-625 b.c.
The shoulder-zone with a dancing youth moving to the right between a pair of confronting couchant sphinxes, a panther walking to the right between a pair of birds below the handle, the lower zone with three hounds racing to the left, a band of six dot-rosettes below, rays above the ring-base, and a series of tongues on the top of the mouth; with added red throughout
4½ in. (11.4 cm) high
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