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Handle from a pitcher (oinochoe)

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Handle of an oinochoe, the upper end terminating in a ram's head and the lower in the head or mask of a Silen. Beading, and tiny palmette, above silen. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1964: with Piero Tozzi, New York; 1964: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, August 1, 1964 (loan number 108.64); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic to Classical Period, about 500–450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 117.

Dimensions

Length: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.165

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels