Classical Greek Period
Plastic bull's head with trumpet shaped neck and lip; handle is a vertical loop, strap variety, attached to underside of bull's neck and to lower edge of neck. White and yellow for bull's eyes and horns. Purplish red for mouth and inside of ears. On neck is a naked winged figure, seated, facing left. He or she holds out a box in right hand; left hand is placed on seat; wearing a necklace, a bandolier, and, on left thigh, two strings of beads. On each side of the handle is a large palmette and fronds. Egg pattern below scene. Intact. Because of its shape, this type of drinking vessel cannot be set down until it has been drained of its contents.
Loaned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
|99-179 || - || Philadelphia Museum of Art Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 128, fig. 116
[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 6
[Book] Trendall, A. D. & Cambitoglou, Alexander. 1983. First Supplement to the the Red-figured Vases of Apulia. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 145, ch. 26/525a
[Book] Hoffmann, Herbert. 1966. Tarentine Rhyta. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21, (73) A8
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1906. "Greek and Italian Pottery". Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum. 4 (16/October): 53-57. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.56 fig.8
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