8 June 2001
TWO TARANTINE POTTERY RHYTA
Circa Mid 4th Century B.C.
One molded in the form a sheep's head, its curling fleece framing the face, with short curving horns between long projecting ears, with a long cylindrical bowl and wide everted mouth, the rim ridged; the other molded in the form of a Laconian hound's head, with a long narrow muzzle and wide projecting ears, separated from the cylindrical bowl by a ridge, with an everted mouth
8 1/8 (20.6 cm) long for the first (2)
Robin Symes, London, 1985
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For sheep rhyta see nos. 180-230 in Hoffman, Tarentine Rhyta; for Laconian hound rhyta see nos. 257-301 in the same publication.
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