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Sculptural vase: drinking horn with a crocodile devouring an African boy

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Crocodile devouring an African boy; a drinking horn emerges behind them; hexagonal base; around the rim of the horn is a Bacchic scene with four figures; two satyrs and two maenads; intact. The horn suggests that the vase is a rhyton (funnel vase), but there is no outlet for wine at the base of...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought three kilometres from Sta. Maria di Capua Vetere & found in the neighbourhood); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height x length: 24 x 20.2 cm (9 7/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World