Owl Miniature Figurine Ancient Greek Color Painted Owl Replica Statue 2HPN# GRE03
This miniature figurine reproduces an ancient Greek aryballos vase which forms the shape of the owl's body. The stylized decoration reveals great professionalism and a sense of expression by the ancient artist craftsman. In the original, the aryballos vase had a hole in bottom at the feet area so that a string could be attached enabling the flask to be hung up. Its owner could then carry it around his wrist as a perfume bottle when visiting the bathhouse for applying a refreshing scent.
- Part of the Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection of museum replicas. (PN GRE03)
- Made from resin, hand painted finish, black base.
- Measures: 2 in H x 2.5 in W x 2.25 in D. Weight 0.2 lbs.
Corinthian Aryballos (650-625 B.C.)
The two preceding centuries of Greek pottery manufacturing had been dominated by Athen's geometric style characterized by geometric patters. Due to the resurgence of trade with areas to the east of Greece in the 7th century, Corinth developed its own style for manufacturing pottery which emphasized orientalized details, characterized by the use of plant and animal motifs. During the Late Proto-Corinthian era, potters and decorators specialized in the manufacture of small Aryballoi or flasks for oil or perfume, which were easy to export.
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