11 December 2003
A GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER RHYTON
Hellenistic Period, Circa 1st Century B.C.
The slender horn-shaped vessel terminating in a goat protome, the join masked by a thin, ribbed cuff, the goat with gilt foliate ornament, convex eyes beneath ridged brows, tall ears and large backward-curving horns, a small spout between the forelegs, with a gilt six-petalled calyx of Seleucid acanthus and lanceolate leaves on the lower part of the horn, and a gilt garland below the flaring rim
13 in. (33 cm.) long
European Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in 1995.
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For related rhyta in the J. Paul Getty Museum see nos. 66 (lion protome) and 74 (stag protome) in Pfrommer, Metalwork from the Hellenized East.
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