ARTISTIC REPRODUCTION N. 19 CORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS
This is a terracotta artistic reproduction of a piriform Corinthian aryballos. This reproduction is made entirely by hand, turned and graffitied by local artists. To obtain this result, it is cooked twice with ancient techniques, which the local master potters have managed to discover after many attempts to reproduce these vases.
They are also artificially patinated by hand to give the object an "antique" effect, even if the decorations imitate the originals of the vases found in the Etruscan tombs of Cerveteri and other Etruscan necropolises, they are the result of the work and ingenuity of every master potter, and each work is unique and different from the other, they may seem similar but they are not.
The aribal (in ancient Greek: ἀρύβαλλος, arýballos) is a small vase (the typical size is about 7 or 8 cm) with a globular body, without distinction between shoulder and belly, and with a short and narrow neck and a wide flat rim however, equipped with a small opening; the only handle was set on the hem and on the shoulder. It was in use mainly in ancient Greece. The use of the term applied exclusively to this vascular form is an established convention in the modern era. It is distinguished from the alabastrino which instead has a piriform body. It was used to contain perfumed oils and was used by athletes during their training: the vascular representations show it hung with a lace on the owner's wrist or on a hook.
The shape, derived from the globular oinochoe of the 9th century BC, spreads from the 8th century BC. in proto-Corinthian pottery. It could also take on plastic forms, depicting small animals or heads, or other decorative forms, such as a ring.
The globular ariballo is widespread in Corinth, in Etruscan-Corinthian ceramics and in Laconic ceramics of the sixth century BC; it is rare in an Attic environment, where, at the end of the 6th century BC, a variant with an inverted bell rim, flat bottom, two handles or none in the more recent specimens becomes common. (source wikipedia)
This reproduction of ARYBALOS PYRIFORM CORINTHIAN is 10.4 cm high, with a foot of 2 cm and a border of 5.2 cm, with drawings of animals and flowers in almost the entire surface of the vase, with handmade artificial patination, such as everything else, reference number 19
This is a unique piece, entirely turned, graffitied, baked and patinated by hand.
This reproduction travels with a certificate issued by our shop where it is certified that this vase is an artistic reproduction of a Corinthian piriform aryballos vase, in the certificate there are photos of the vase, the day of purchase and the tax receipt or invoice number. (on request).