Construction Details of Bull’s Head Rhyton

Department Archive
Collection Mycenae Excavation Records
Reference No. MYC 3/4/03
Level Item
Dimensions 27.9cm x 28cm
Place Mycenae: Rhyton Well
Ancient Mycenae
Dates 1920-1922
Collection event Mycenae Excavation 1920-1923
Scope and Content B/W ink drawing and description of the construction processes to create a bull’s head rhyton from steatite. Specifically, it shows the locking mechanisms to attach the horns. It is labeled “27a” on the front.
Related records [BSA SPHS 01/1703.4233], Mycenae: Fragment of a bull head rhyton with a diagram from the Rhyton Well, 1920
Reference Wace, A.J. B. 1919. Mycenae IV. The Rhyton Well. BSA 24: 200-210. Direct link
1919. BSA 24: Pl. XIII.2a-d. Link to article