Main panel: maltese dog and grapes

Overview: main panel

Overview: handle to left

Collection: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Summary: Maltese dog and grapes.
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Context: Said to be from Athens
Date: ca. 450 BC - ca. 435 BC

H. 0.103 m., D. 0.078 m., D. foot 0.062 m.

Shape: Chous
Beazley Number: 21210
Region: Attica
Period: Classical


The surface of the vase is chipped and worn, especially on the handle and lip.

Decoration Description:

Maltese dog and grapes. A Maltese dog stands to the right, his right forepaw off the ground. A bunch of grapes hangs above him.

Shape Description:

The vessel has a trefoil lip.

Collection History:

The vase was a gift of the estate of Rodney S. Young to the University Museum, Philadelphia, in 1975. It is said to have been purchased in Athens.