Deer Rhyton

Illustration

Branko van Oppen
by Allard Pierson Museum
published on 15 February 2020
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The ancient Persian tradition of drinking or pouring wine from rhyta (drinking horns) was eagerly adopted in Classical Greece – despite the great political enmity between Greece and Persia. In the Hellenistic Age, rhyta in different materials remained popular. This example from Campania terminates in a highly naturalistic head of a roe deer (19.5 cm in length; ca. 3rd cent. BCE; APM inv. no. 787).

Image courtesy of the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.

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