Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Apulia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number L-64-227
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture South Italian | Tarentine
Provenience Apulia
Manufacture Location South Italy
Period Classical Greek Period | Hellenistic Period
Date Made 350-320 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Red Figure
Iconography Cow Head | Bull Head | Winged Figure | Rhyton

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.

Height 15 cm
Length 24 cm
Width 13 cm
Outside Diameter 12.3 cm
Other Number 99-179 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

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