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Handle, perhaps of an oinochoe

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At the upper end of the handle a crescent, on each arm of which is a couchant ram. The base is in the form of two rearing colts, back to back, on an inverted palmette. Dark green crusty patina.


By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 514.


Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

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The Ancient World