The finest vases from the region of Corinth are generally datable to the seventh century B.C. This dinos, a bowl for the wine diluted with water that was consumed at symposia, is decorated in two zones with large-scale animals. Above, panthers and sphinxes, and below are goats and lions between sphinxes.
Amyx, Darrell A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. pp. 73, 336, 374, 476, pls. 25-26, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1997. "One Hundred Twenty-seventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 127: p. 18.
Mertens, Joan R. 2000. "An Archaic Bronze Oinochoe with a Panther Head in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Agathos daimōn : mythes et cultes : études d'iconographie en l'honneur de Lilly Kahil, Bulletin de correspondance hellénique. Supplément 38, 38. pp. 379-81, fig. 4, Athens: Ecole française d'Athènes.
Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 60, pp. 64, 418, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.