11 June 2003
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON
Circa 360-350 B.C.
Molded in the form of a bull's head, with a modeled poll, the hair incised, black-glazed but for the deep nostrils and thickly-lidded eyes which are reserved, the irises and pupils in black, a leaf-shaped charm hanging from the forehead in added white, the bowl with an everted rim, with a draped woman moving to the right but looking back, a mirror in her extended right hand, a phiale in her left, a stele before her, grape clusters hanging above, dots along the groundline, ovolo along the rim, a large palmette on either side of the handle, details in added white and yellow
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm) long
Carl Davidson, Ohio
Main Auction Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 December 2002, lot 126
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For bull rhyta see pp. 15-19, pls. VII-XIII in Hoffmann, Tarentine Rhyta.
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