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Dog-headed Rhyton


Ibolya Horvath
by The Trustees of the British Museum
published on 15 September 2020
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Red-figured pottery rhyton terminating in a dog's head depicting Eros seated on a rock to the right looking towards the left holding a bunch of grapes in his right hand and in his left a wreath from which hangs a taenia, in the field is flowers, plants and two rosettes; marked around the rim with egg moulding and on either side of the design with palmettes, the dog's head is painted black and the eyes are red with black markings; yellow accessories.
Made in Apulia, c. 320-310 BCE.

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