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Rhyton

Object Number:
L-64-227
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
South Italian
Tarentine
Provenience:
Apulia
Manufacture Location:
South Italy
Period:
Classical Greek Period
Hellenistic Period
Date Made:
350-320 BC
Early Date:
-350
Late Date:
-320
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Red Figure
Iconography:
Cow Head
Bull Head
Winged Figure
Rhyton
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Loaned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Other Number:
99-179   -   Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 128, fig. 116
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[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 6
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[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
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[Book] Hoffmann, Herbert. 1966. Tarentine Rhyta. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21, (73) A8
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[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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