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Creator Name: Douris
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: Greek; fl. 500-460 B.C. Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Active Place: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Douris Douris
Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Dates/Places: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Greek (Attic)
Title: Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head
Title Type: preferred
Title: Drinking Vessel
Title Type: alternate
View: Side View
Creation Start Date: -46
Creation End Date: -45
Creation Date: High Classical Period, c. 460 B.C.
Creation Place: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient Greece
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vessel
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware, red-figure technique
Dimensions: H.: 20 cm (7-1/8 in.)Diam.: 9.3 cm (3-3/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1905.345
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Purchase Fund
Subject Description: This rhyton is in the shape of the head of a donkey. Calligraphic red-figure palmettes flank the handle on the frieze below the rim, while the figured scene shows a satyr and a maenad. He is bearded but baldish, with characteristic satyr's ear and tail; she wears old fashioned garments (archaic chiton and transverse himation) and waves a thyrsos. In this period, the rhyton was used as a drinking horn, and thus it would have been appropriate to decorate it with a Dionysiac scene.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1905.345
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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