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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1926.32.3
Title
Reproduction of the bull head rhyton from the Little Palace at Knossos
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Early 20th century (reproduction of ca. 1625-1470 BCE original)
Period
Minoan period, Late Minoan IB
Culture
Minoan
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Polychrome plaster
Dimensions
38.8 × 26.5 × 18.5 cm (15 1/4 × 10 7/16 × 7 5/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer
Accession Year
1926
Object Number
1926.32.3
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Reproduction of original serpentinite bull head rhyton with shell, crystal, and jasper inlays. The original was found in the 'Little Palace' at Knossos, and is now in the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. (HM 1368, HM 1550)

For information on the original see Robert B. Koehl, Aegean Bronze Age Rhyta (Philadelphia, 2006), cat. 307, p. 118.
Exhibition History

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/07/2018 - 01/06/2019

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