Hand painted Apulian Dog Head drinking cup reproduction on black marble base.
- Dimensions: 3.9 in. H x 3.1 in. L x 1.5 in. D - Materials: Hand painted brass and black marble - Includes gift box - Made in Italy - Item #: ST922
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Information on the referenced art object:
This rhyton is in the shape of the head of a Lakonian hound. It is black except for the reserved areas for the dog's inner ears and nostrils; a dilute glaze is used for the eyes. On the bowl, in reserve, a satyr is walking to the left; he holds a plate in his right hand and a thyrsos in his left. Accessory decoration on the bowl includes two palmettes and an egg pattern on the rim. Added white is used for some hair (also some dilute glaze), the top and ribbon of the thyrsos, the plate and foot on it, the ground line, and the three plant elements.
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