Rhyton - inv. 501

Titolo: 
Rhyton with the Head of a Laconian Dog
Numero di Inventario: 
501
Tipologia: 
ceramics
Collezione: 

Antique

Ceramics

Classe iconografica: 
Allegory
Parole chiave soggetto: 
female figure holding a bunch of grapes and a flabellum
ornamental plants to palms
dog
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Painters of Patera and Baltimora, 4th century B.C.
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Apulia
Italy
Periodo: 
0
Datazione specifica: 
IV secolo A.C.
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Antique Murano Glass Room

The rhyton was a cup or container used for wine in ancient Greece. Its horn-shaped form terminating in the head of an animal derives from Middle Eastern models fashioned in precious metals dating from the ninth century B.C. Finds of vases of this kind in the tombs of both men and women show they were common in the Greek colonies of Southern Italy in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. The example in the Poldi Pezzoli collections is a red figure pottery with overpainting in white and yellow. It terminates in a head of a Laconian hound, a breed of Spartan origin. Around the neck of the vase runs a painted band showing a decorative pattern of palmettes and volutes and a woman, holding a bunch of grapes and a fan, seated on a rock.

Masterpiece: 
false
AC/DC: 
AC