Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking)
- Late Classical
- ca. 350–300 B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Apulian
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1941
- Accession Number:
Head of a dog. On the cup, a running satyr
The earliest Apulian animal-head rhyta were mechanical copies or freely modeled adaptations of Attic imports. Since there is no opening in the hound's mouth for liquid to flow through, the function of the object was probably funerary.