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Deer's-head rhyton

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In form of deer's head. Glazed black. The head of the deer has short, stubby horns and a narrow muzzle. Hoffmann calls it an antelope's head; theis may be correct, for the ears are quite short. This shape may be unique. ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #32 (80.591) Deer's-Head Rhyton about...

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By date unknown: Henry P. Kidder Collection (according to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain: said to be from Chiusi); gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 350–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 032.


20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Glaze


The Ancient World