Early Corinthian Round Aryballos (Oil Bottle)
circa 600 BCE
6th-7th century BCE
6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)
Attributed to the Warrior Group
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund and the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation, 1980
Two hoplites (Greek armored footsoldiers) wearing Corinthian helmets battle with spears. Behind each of them is a young retainer on horseback. Hoplite shields often bore emblems like the bull’s head on the shield of the warrior on the right.