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  • The smallest was the Chalkodamas aryballos, a spherical Spartan utensil less than two inches high.

    How Do You Define One? 2008

  • The University of Pennsylvania Museum features everything from a nineteenth-century bronze cast of the satyr Silenos (left), to a helmet from the eighth-century B.C. (center), to an aryballos (right) from eastern Greece, ca. 600-570 B.C.

    Museums: Classics in the City of Brotherly Love 2003

  • A Corinthian aryballos showing a swan between two roosters (Ministry of Culture, Hellenic Republic of Greece) [LARGERIMAGE]

    Corinth Antiquities Returned 2001

  • The basic equipment of an athlete consisted only of an unguent jar (aryballos) of oil and a scraping instrument (strigil) for anointing and cleaning himself, though for various events a competitor might need boxing thongs, jumping weights, discus, or javelin.

    The Ancient Olympics (1996) 1996

  • I myself saw, in the little museum of Signor Sartoris at Primiero, a small aryballos-shaped vase of yellow clay with red ornamentation, which I should undoubtedly take to be of Etruscan workmanship, and which they told me had been found by himself in a field not far from the town.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys 1873

  • A small aryballos - a pottery form generally used to carry oils or perfumes - is one of the artifacts Yale University is returning to Peru.

    NPR Topics: News 2010

  • The collection includes one particularly special piece: a beautifully decorated Greek aryballos: an open salt container with rounded openings stemming from the 6th century BC.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper 2008


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  • ~an oil jar, characterized by a spherical body, flat-rimmed mouth, and often a single handle extending from the lip to the shoulder of the jar, used chiefly for fragrant ointments. Cf. alabastron, askos, lekythos.

    January 17, 2009

  • An aryballos (Greek: α�?�?βαλλος) was a small spherical or globular flask with a narrow neck used in Ancient Greece. It was used to contain perfume or oil, and is often depicted in vase paintings as being used by athletes bathing. In these depictions, the vessel is sometimes attached by a strap to the athlete's wrist, or is hung by this strap from a peg on the wall.

    January 17, 2009

  • Photo of an Aryballos

    January 17, 2009