Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 350–325 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 033.
19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
Out On Loan
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.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund