Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 350–325 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 032.
20 cm (7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Glaze
Not On View
In form of deer’s head. Glazed black. The head of the deer has short, stubby horns and a narrow muzzle. Hoffmann calls it an antelope’s head; theis may be correct, for the ears are quite short. This shape may be unique.
ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #32 (80.591)
about 350-325 B.C.
The entire vase is glazed black. The head of the deer has short, stubby horns and a narrow muzzle, Hoffmann calls it an antelope’s head; this may be correct, for the ears are quite short, but compare cat. no. 64. The shape may be unique; compare the deer’s-head rhyton Louvre CA 457
(H. Hoffmann, “Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum 4 , p. 162, fig. 28).
By date unknown: Henry P. Kidder Collection (according to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain: said to be from Chiusi); gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880
Gift of Henry P. Kidder