Rhyton

Greek
about 440 B.C.
Potter Sotades


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

15 x 27.5 cm (5 7/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.471

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The ancient parts include the head and body back to the forelegs on the left side, to the middle of the neck on the right. Right leg and bit of underbody; left rear of the rump and tail, left foot (left rear hoof). Fleece represented in relief-dotting.
Plaster restoration (body too long). Pour hole in mouth is incorrect; prob. spout as on K. Untied piece.

Provenance

By date unknown: Herbert A. Cahn Collection (said by him to have been acquired from an old French Collection); by date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; date unknown: with Origins, Newbury Street, Boston; date unknown: purchased from Origins by Austin Chinn; gift of Austin Chinn to MFA, September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Austin Chinn, Esq.