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Handle of an amphora

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The base of the handle is in the form of a bearded satyr sitting on the ground and playing the syrinx. Small volutes support his feet, and there is a cockleshell where these join. At each end of the upper attachment is a deer, curled up asleep. Smooth blue-green patina. (In the accompanying...

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By 1898: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought June 1898 in Milan.).; 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

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 507; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World