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Walking Stick - Apulian Dog Head

Elegant black lacquered wood walking stick featuring hand painted reproduction of an Apulian Dog Head drinking cup as the handle. This rhyton is in the shape of the head of a Lakonian hound. The back of the handle features a bowl decorated with a walking satyr; he holds a plate in his right hand and a thyrsos in his left.

Made exclusively for the Getty by Walking Sticks, an artisan company that creates luxury accessories and objects for several uses, and leader in the production of walking sticks. With the passing of time, it has become a byword for quality thanks to the care for small particulars, to elegance and tradition, obtaining great results in the worldwide market. It has developed with its creativity a design aiming to satisfy all client requests, communicating taste and originality of the Made in Italy artisan products.

- Length: 37 inches
- Diameter: 0.79 inches
- Materials: Lacquered beechwood shaft and and hand painted brass handle
- Includes fabric storage pouch
- Made in Italy
- Not intended to be used as a medical device
- Item #: WS922

Drinking Cup in the Form of a Dog's Head, 340-330 B.C.
Attributed to Workshop of Darius Painter (Greek, active 350-325 B.C.)
Terracotta, 19.5 x 9.3 cm (7 11/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, 71.AE.296