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Rhyton (Apulian red-figure ware)
350 BCE-325 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
17.0 × 23.0 × 11.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
Accession Number
1488-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1966
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
A drinking horn in the shape of a lion's head, with red-figure decoration on the neck and a thick strap handle from the rim to the base/resting position. Scene: Eros on the right approaches a small pillar/altar to the left. Under the handle is a palmette. On the rim edge is a band of tongues and dots. The ears, eyes and teeth of the lion are treated with added colour although the ears are repaired.