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
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…
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