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Drinking horn (rhyton) in the form of a deer's head

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On the front of the neck, Eros flies to the right with a yellow mirror in his extended right hand, a tympanum in his lowered left hand, and a fan, with yellow handle and white feathers, lying across his middle. He wears a kekryphalos, shoes, earrings, bracelets, a beaded thigh band on his right...

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In the 1920s: probably in the Paul Gottschalk Collection (according to a letter from Biblion in 2000 concerning the provenance of this vase); by about 1961: with Biblion, Inc., Booksellers, P.O. Box 197, Forest Hills 75, New York; purchased by MFA from Biblion, Inc., Booksellers, May 8, 1963

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 064.


Length: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World