David Collins (Beverly Hills, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978.
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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 207, Women and Children in Antiquity
Aryballos in the Shape of a Pomegranate
early 6th century B.C.
7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Gift of David Collins
Pomegranates with their many seeds and blood-red juice were a symbol of life and fertility for the Greeks. Closely connected with
Plastic vases, vessels made in the form of a human, animal, or mythological being, were popular in the Greek world from about 650 to 550 B.C. The main production centers were Rhodes off the coast of