Corinthian pottery of the 7th and early 6th centuries BC is noted for its rich ochre colouring and its depiction of mythical or actual animals and birds. The original alabastron is dated ca 580-570 BC and is now on display at the Davis museum and Cultural Center in Wellesley College, Massachusetts.

This one depicts a pair of facing mythical sphinxes.

The alabastron was a perfume holder, usually attached to the wrist by its neck with a piece of leather.

Hand-painted for us in Greece.

dimensions etc Height: 25cm

Corinthian alabastron with sphinx pair

  • Code: VO-202
  • Status: In Stock
  • £100.00

  • excl tax: £83.33