8 June 2001
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON
Circa 360-350 B.C.
Molded in the form of a bull's head, with a modelled poll, the wavy hair incised, black-glazed except for the eyes which are reserved, the irises and pupils in black, the horns, a spot on the head and the edge of the ears in added white, the dewlap undulating, the bowl with an everted rim, with a draped woman moving to the left but looking back, a filled basket in her right hand, a cake in her left, rosettes in the field, large palmettes on either side of the handle, a band of short lines on the rim
9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm) long
Donati, Lugano, prior to 1980
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de Micheli, "Rhyta Tarantini in una collezione privata del Canton Ticino" in Quaderni Ticenesi di Numismatica e Antichitá Classiche (1994), p. 133.
For bull rhyta see pl. 44-47 in Hoffman, Tarentine Rhyta.
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