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Terracotta Aryballos in the Form of a Helmeted Head

Ancient Greek Pottery

Terracotta Aryballos in the Form of a Helmeted Head

Ancient Greek Pottery
  • Date: c.575 BC
  • Style: Archaic
  • Series: Relief and plastic
  • Theme: Aryballos
  • Genre: portrait
  • Media: terracotta
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A helmeted warrior’s head makes up the body of this small mold-made terracotta aryballos, likely used to hold perfumed oil. The painted and incised surface is very well preserved, including a prominent gorgoneion on the metopon of the Ionian helmet. The warrior’s wide eyes and dark beard are visible through the gaps in the helmet.

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