About this artwork
Located on the narrow isthmus that joins the Greek mainland and the Peloponnese, with natural harbors facing east and west, Corinth was the major port of trade in Greece for most of the Archaic period (700–480 BCE). Producers exported scented oil around the Mediterranean in terracotta containers like this one known as an amphoriskos, literally a “little amphora,” that survive today in the thousands.
- Ancient Greek
- Amphoriskos (Container for Oil)
- 600 BCE–575 BCE
- terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique
- H. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); diam. 8.4 cm (3 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson