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Handle of an Oinochoe

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This consists of a square section with chamfered corners, flattened to an elliptical disc at each end. It joined at the end of the top and beneath the bottom. Green, crusty patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, about 5th or 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 439.

Dimensions

9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.385

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels