University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

View All (4) Object Images

Object Number: L-64-227
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:South Italian
Provenience: Apulia
Manufacture Location: South Italy
Period: Classical Greek Period
Hellenistic Period
Date Made: 350-320 BC
Early Date: -350
Late Date: -320
Technique:Red Figure
Iconography:Cow Head
Bull Head
Winged Figure
Height: 15cm
Length: 24cm
Width: 13cm
Outside Diameter:12.3cm
Credit Line:Loaned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Other Number99-179 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 128, fig. 116View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 6View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Trendall, A. D. & Cambitoglou, Alexander. 1983. First Supplement to the the Red-figured Vases of Apulia. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 145, ch. 26, 525aView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hoffmann, Herbert. 1966. Tarentine Rhyta. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21, (73) A8View Objects cited in this Publication
[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.8View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:

See a problem? Let us know

© Penn Museum 2016 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy /