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Handle of a hydria

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Handle of a hydria, the lower part terminating in a siren with spread wings, on a inverted palmette. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5, 6 and 7 King St., St James's, London S.W.1, England; 1956: purchased from Spink & Son, London by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; August 1, 1964: loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III (loan number 112.64); March 21, 2001: gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Greece or Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 099.

Dimensions

Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2001.168

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels