The J. Paul Getty Museum

Aryballos

Object Details

Title:

Aryballos

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek

Place:

Greece (Place Created)

Date:

6th–4th century B.C.

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

2004.4

Dimensions:

7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.)

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Object Description

Core-formed aryballos of cobalt blue glass wound and decorated with vertically combed threads of opaque yellow and turquoise to create zigzaged and feathered motifs. Bellow are two yellow threads flanking a turquoise thread. The bottom has a yellow dot surrounded by a turquoise ring. The rim is in added turquoise with a dark-blue thread wrapped around its edge. Two "dolphin" handles form loops under the rim, one dark-blue, the other yellow.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1974 - 1988

Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his daughter, Ingrid Reisser, 1988.
Source: Found in a grave near Olympia, according to von Saldern 1974.

1988 - 2004

Ingrid Reisser (Böblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (November 9, 2005 to July 24, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), November 9, 2005 to August 6, 2006
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (January 11 to April 23, 2007)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), January 11 to April 23, 2007
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (October 8, 2009 to February 22, 2010)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), October 8, 2009 to February 22, 2010
Bibliography
Bibliography

Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 64, no. 144.