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Ram's head rhyton

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In form of a ram's head. Traces of white coating. On the rim is painted (A) a figure seated on a rock, closely draped in himation (B) a woman standing profile to left, holding a spear and shield. [Label text]: This drinking horn, or rhyton, is an elaborate vessel in the shape of a ram's head. ...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Rome, said to be from Campania (probably Carti or Capua), but it seemed that it could be traced to Greece); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 460–450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); diameter: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique


The Ancient World