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Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking)

Attributed to the Patera-Ganymede Workshop
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.3.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The rhyton is in the form of a sheep's head. On the cuff is Eros flying with a casket.
Hoffmann, Herbert. 1966. Tarentine Rhyta. p. 37, Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Trendall, Arthur Dale and Alexander Cambitoglou. 1982. The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Late Apulia., Vol. 2. no. 514, p. 852, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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