Silk Road Collection
The Mediterranean

Rhyton(Red Painted Ox-Head Shaped Rhyton)

  • Puglia, Southern Italy
  • The later 4th century BC
  • The Classic Period
  • pottery
  • 20.0cm in height

The red-painted rhyton was made in the colonized city of Greece and Puglia in southern Italy. A handle and the mouth of the rhyton can be found on its finely made ox head part, on which a picture of Zeus in the guise of a swan and Leda (Spartan princess and mother of Helen and Dioscuri) is painted.