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Handle of a water jar (hydria)

At the top of the handle, two recumbent lions, incised tongue patterns and an inverted palmette; at the lower end, two recumbent rams with tongue fillets and a crown of pearls between. The green crusty patina has been mostly removed.


By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Drawing sent from Athens. Handle purchased in Paris. Mate passed into possession of Rollin et Feuardent.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 414; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

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The Ancient World