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Handle of a pitcher (oinochoe)

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At the top, a human head (beardless?) between two snake-like duck's (?) heads at the ends. At the bottom, the mask of a goddess between snake's heads. The handle is ridged and is decorated with incised lines. Green patina, with bluish areas.


By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from Vulci); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 580 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 513; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


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

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The Ancient World