Greek Pottery: 6th-century eastern Greek faience fish-shaped aryballos (tilapia nilotica)
Here’s a 6th-century eastern Greek oil flask shaped like a fish—allegedly a tilapia nilotica.
Greek Pottery: 6th-Century Hedgehog Oil Flask
A cute lil hedgehog oil flask at the Met from the eastern Mediterranean.
Greek Pottery: A Hare-Shaped Oil Flask (Aryballos) from Corinth, c. 625 BCE
A bunny-shaped oil flask (guess where the oil came out? … lol)
Greek Pottery: Stylized Octopus on a Mycenaean Stirrup Jar at the Getty!
A highly stylized octopus on a Mycenaean stirrup jar at the Getty.
Greek Pottery: Another Fish Platter from Paestum
Another 4th-Century fish platter from Paestum. (With a happy octopus!)
Greek Pottery: 7th-Century Corinthian Aryballos with a Minoan-esque Octopus
A Seventh-Century Aryballos from Corinth with an octopus in the Minoan tradition.
Greek Pottery: Red-Figure Fish Platter, with Fish, Shrimp, Shells, and Two Octopi!
A Fourth-Century Fish Plate from Paestum (Southern Italy) in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Greek Pottery: 4th-Century Campanian Bird-Shaped Askos (Oil-Pourer)
A 4th-century askos in the shape of a bird from Southern Italy in the Princeton University Art Museum.
Greek Pottery: 3rd-Century Bird-Shaped Askos (like a watering-can, but for oil)
A 3rd-century oil-pourer (askos) from Southern Italy in the Princeton University Art Museum.
Greek Pottery: A Turtle-Shaped Aryballos
An Eastern Greek turtle-shaped perfume-jar at the Princeton University Art Museum.
Greek Pottery: Milesian Heron-Shaped Perfume Bottle
A perfume bottle shaped like a heron from Miletus, c580!
A Couple Birds from Archaic Cyprus!
Two birds from archaic Cyprus, one possibly a hornbill-like bird(?), on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.