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Rhyton in the form of a bull's head

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Provenance

1901: sold at Vente Drouot, Paris, March 18-20, 1901, Collection d' antiquités, no. 83, pl. 5; by May 1991: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond St., London W1A 2AA (Sotheby's auction, May 23, 1991, lot no. 321); by June 1999, in a Canadian private collection; June 1999, sold by a Canadian private collector at Sotheby's, 1334 York Ave, New York, NY 10021 (sale no. 7323, June 5, 1999, lot no. 210); purchased at Sotheby's sale by Peter and Widgie Aldrich; gift of Peter and Widgie Aldrich to MFA in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004, December 2004; accessioned: February 23, 2005

Credit Line

Partial gift of Peter and Widgie Aldrich in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976–2004

Greek, Late Classical Period, 375–350 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Length: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.); diameter: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2228

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, black glaze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels