Fragrances in Foreign Countries Ancient Earthenware, Pottery, and Stone Containers

Aryballos fragrant oil jar with incised motifs and handle

This earthenware aryballos fragrant oil jar is decorated with incised … Read more

  • Aryballos fragrant oil jar with incised motifs and handle

    6th-5th century BCE Cyprus

Corinthian Aryballos Fragrant oil jar with handle


  • Corinthian Aryballos Fragrant oil jar with handle

    7th century BCE Greece


Red-figure fragrant oil jar in the shape of an Askos wine server

The askos was originally used to pour wine, but smaller versions were … Read more

  • Red-figure fragrant oil jar in the shape of an Askos wine server

    450 BCE Greece


Cylindrical Alabastron, alabaster fragrant oil jar

The word alabaster is thought to be derived from Alabastron, a place … Read more

  • Cylindrical Alabastron, alabaster fragrant oil jar

    3rd century BCE Eastern Mediterranean