Rhyton

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 350–325 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 033.

Dimensions

19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.361

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lower part in form of griffin’s head; upper half of left ear missing. Unglazed.
The lip has an ovolo molding, but no painted patternwork. griffin-head rhyta were more often decorated in red-figure.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #33 (00.361)
Griffin’s Head Rhyton
about 350-325 B.C.
Unglazed. The lip has an ovolo molding, but no painted patternwork. Like the preceding ox-and deer’s head examples, griffin’s head rhyta were more often decorated in red-figure. For an unglazed example, compare London WT317: Hoffmann, “Tarentine”, p. 56,7.

Provenance

From Ruvo [see note]. 1900, Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1926), London; 1900, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1900)

NOTE: According to Warren's records.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund