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At the top of the handle, tongues incised between two couchant lions, back to back; at the bottom, below rope fillets with beads between, an inverted palmette surmounted by spirals. Light green smooth patina, with extensive traces of earth all about.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Corinth but probably from Palaeopolis.); purchased by MFA from E. P. 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. 416; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.461

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels