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Handle of a long-beaked jug

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Bronze handle, from a long-beaked jug, decorated with head of a Siren; palmette at base of handle. Discs either side of her tresses; thumb-rest on top, behind her head. Places for attachment behind discs. Dodona patina (deep, dark green).

Provenance

By 1962: Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr. Collection (from Athens Art Market); gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr. to MFA, February 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule Jr.

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 421; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

62.188

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels