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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.


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.


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World