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Foot of a two-handled jar (amphora)

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The foot is profiled as follows: fillet, cyma reversa, and rolled fillet. Green patina; cleaned.

Provenance

By date unknown: Herbert Hoffmann Collection (said to have been found at Miletus); gift of Herbert Hoffmann to MFA, November 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Hoffmann

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 420; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter of foot: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1105b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels