About this artwork
This drinking cup could not have been set down without its contents spilling. It is fashioned after the head of a bridled donkey with a white muzzle, teeth, and ears. Like the naked satyr chasing a fleeing maenad on the vessel’s neck, the donkey belongs to the retinue of the wine god Dionysos.
- Ancient Greek
- Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head
- 480 BCE–470 BCE
- terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique
- H. 20 cm (7 1/8 in.); diam. 9.3 cm (3 5/8 in.)
- Museum Purchase Fund