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An Apulian red-figured rhyton, circa 340 B.C. Molded in the form of the head of a Laconian hound with a long tapering muzzle

Apulian Red-figured Rhyton circa 340 BC Laconian hound with a long tapering muzzle

Dog with Human Mask  Mexico, Colima, 200 B.C. - A.D. 500

ancientart: “Examples of dogs represented in ancient Mexican art. All of these artifacts date from 200 BCE to 500 CE. The first is from Nayarit, and the rest are from Colima. The dog in last sculpture.

AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON  Circa 350-340 B.C.  Molded in the form of a mule's head, wearing a tightly-fitted, elaborate bridle with decorative rings throughout, teeth visible in the open mouth, with flaring nostrils, & a ridged mane between the high pointed ears, bowl with an everted rim, with a woman in profile to the left seated on a rocky outcrop, a phiale in her raised right hand, her left arm at her side, rosettes & a fillet in the field...  8 5/8” long

AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON Circa 350-340 B.C. Molded in the form of a mule's head, wearing a tightly-fitted, elaborate bridle with decorative rings throughout, teeth visible in the open mouth, with flaring nostrils, & a ridged mane between the high pointed ears, bowl with an everted rim, with a woman in profile to the left seated on a rocky outcrop, a phiale in her raised right hand, her left arm at her side, rosettes & a fillet in the field... 8 5/8” long

Early 5th cent. B.C.E. Attic red-figured rhyton in the shape of a dog's head found at Falerii, in the National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia.

Attic red-figured rhyton (drinking horn) in the shape of a dog's head found at Falerii, in the National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia.

Boar's Head  Rhyton (drinking vessel) made in Tarentum, Apulia, Greece, 340 BCE

Rhyton (drinking vessel) made in Tarentum, Apulia, Greece, 340 BCE Vessels in the form of animals were popular for men's drinking parties in ancient Greece.

Red-figure Rhyton Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Sheep's Head Greek attributed to the Painter of Leningrad Tarentum Apulia Italy 340-330 BCE Earthenware

Red-figure Rhyton Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Sheep's Head Greek attributed to the Painter of Leningrad Tarentum Apulia Italy BCE Earthenware

Attic red-figure cup, detail of a Laconian hound scratching his head, by the Euergides Painter, c.500 BC (ceramic)

Must visit - Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. The Euergides Painter (active c. 500 BC) Detail of a Laconian hound scratching its head, from an Attic red-figure cup c.

An Attic red-figure stamnos from Vulci c. 480-450 BCE depicting the myth of Odysseus tied to his ship's mast in order to resist the enchanting song of the Sirens. The episode occurs during the hero's long voyage home to Ithaka following the end of the Trojan War. Interestingly, the vase shows one Siren descending into the sea which possibly references the legend that the Sirens would die if any sailors ever successfully escaped their clutches. (British Museum, London).

this red-figured stamnos attributed to: The Siren Painter Attic, ca. Red-figured stamnos "The Siren Vase" Museum

A GREEK POTTERY SHEEP HEAD RHYTON  MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.  Probably from Tarentum, with projecting ears, short horns and lidded almond-shaped eyes, the bowl with a flaring rim and strap handle  9½. in. (24.1 cm.) long

Close up look at the eye formation. A GREEK POTTERY SHEEP HEAD RHYTON CENTURY B. Probably from Tarentum, with projecting ears, short horns and lidded almond-shaped eyes, the bowl with a flaring rim and strap handle in.

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking)    Period:      Hellenistic  Date:      late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.  Culture:      Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Tarentine  Medium:      Terracotta  Dimensions:      H.: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)  Classification:      Vases  Credit Line:      Rogers Fund, 1906  Accession Number:      06.1021.258

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking) Period: Hellenistic…

AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON  WORKSHOP OF THE BALTIMORE PAINTER, CIRCA 330 B.C.  Molded in the form of the head of a maltese, with peaked triangular ears, a tapering muzzle and large almond-shaped eyes, a white tuft of hair at the forehead, the bowl with a female head wearing a sakkos in profile to the left, palmettes and tendrils on either side of the handle, vertical lines along the everted rim, details in added white and red  6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long

AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON WORKSHOP OF THE BALTIMORE PAINTER, CIRCA 330 B.C. Molded in the form of the head of a maltese, with peaked triangular ears, a tapering muzzle and large almond-shaped eyes, a white tuft of hair at the forehead, the bowl with a female head wearing a sakkos in profile to the left, palmettes and tendrils on either side of the handle, vertical lines along the everted rim, details in added white and red 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long

AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE GOAT-HEAD RHYTON  325-300 B.C.  The black-glazed head finely and realistically modelled with added white paint to accentuate the features, the neck of the vessel decorated in red-figure with female head in profile between scrolling tendrils; and a similar unglazed terracotta goat-head rhyton, decorated with white slip, 325-300 B.C.  7½ in. (19 cm.) and 6¾ in (17.5 cm.) long respectively

AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE GOAT-HEAD RHYTON 325-300 B.C. The black-glazed head finely and realistically modelled with added white paint to accentuate the features, the neck of the vessel decorated in red-figure with female head in profile between scrolling tendrils; and a similar unglazed terracotta goat-head rhyton, decorated with white slip, 325-300 B.C. 7½ in. (19 cm.) and 6¾ in (17.5 cm.) long respectively

Thracian silver horse rhyton from Borovo, Ruse, belonged to the Odrysian king Cotis I. 385-359 BC.

Thracian silver horse rhyton from Borovo, Ruse, belonged to the Odrysian king Cotis I.

Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)  Period: Classical Date: ca. 440–430 B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic

Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase) Period: Classical Date: ca. Culture: Greek, Attic A popular make-up trend was to wear perfume.

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