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Terracotta rhyton in the shape of a dog’s head

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
7 3/8in. (18.7cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.260
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the cup, kneeling Eros with a fan, mirror, and wreath

On the cup, kneeling Eros with a fan and a mirror. The dog is a Maltese, they appear with some frequency in Attic and South Italian vases.
Said to be from Ruvo

Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 158, p. 46, pl. XII, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1906. "Collection of Greek and Roman Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1(6): pp. 77-80.

Hoffmann, Herbert. 1966. Tarentine Rhyta. p. 44, Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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