The horizontal handle is of twisted, vine-stem shape with ring-shaped center. The head of a long-bearded silen under each end forms the point of contact with the body of the vessel. Dark green patina with bluish tinge.
By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Said to be from Pompeii.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 460; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).
Width x length: 8.8 x 14.2 cm (3 7/16 x 5 9/16 in.)
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