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Bucchero pitcher (trefoil oinochoe)

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The body of this wheel-made vase is decorated with rows of double-lobed droplets in relief. A female head with long hair adorns the top of the handle, and at the two sides of the rim are monkey heads. The shape of the vase has Greek associations; the trefoil oinochoe was a pitcher used for...

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Provenance

By 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 550 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.700

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels