Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Round aryballos (oil bottle)
Archaic Period, Middle Corinthian Style, ca. 6th century BCE
H: 5.5; Diam: 4.5 cm
Accession number: 69.20.235
The aryballos is a small perfume or oil container, generally used by athletes for anointing themselves before or after training. It was carried on a string looped about the wrist.

Dayagi-Mendels, Michal, Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Ancient World, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1989

Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Ancient World, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 12/11/1989 - 18/04/1990

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir