27 October 2004
A PROTOCORINTHIAN POTTERY BOTTLE
Of unusual form, the globular body and cylindrical neck with subgeometric decoration of zigzags, double dots and horizontal bands, tongues around the shoulder, two perforations at rim, 3 3/8 in, (8.2 cm.) high; a black-glazed Laconian aryballos, with added red circles around rim, circa 600 B.C., 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high; and an unusual small Corinthian pottery oinochoe, the body and neck with horizontal bands, the shoulder with spiral hooks and motifs, 675-650 B.C., 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high (3)
Item one: acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1988; previously sold by Charles Ede Ltd. in the 1970s.
Item two: acquired from M. Willborg, Stockholm, 1981; formerly Davis collection, no. 34.
Item three: acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London, March 1990.
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Item one: It has been suggested that bottles of this shape, which are extremely rare, might be connected with specific cult practices.
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