The detailed carvings of a woman’s face and a snarling lion form the body of this aryballos, or oil vessel. Though it is made of faience (an early synthetic material) from ancient Egypt, it has a Greek form. This combination of Greek and Egyptian elements demonstrates the cross-cultural connections of the eastern Mediterranean in this period.
(And, this vessel is not quite 3 inches tall!)
Oil container with the heads of a lion and a woman, about 550 B.C., Greek, Rhodes. J. Paul Getty Museum.