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Handle of a small jug or pitcher

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On the upper arms, heads of waterbirds. On the lower, palmette-shaped base, stylized (incised) leaves between volutes. A leaf pattern is incised on the middle of the back of the handle. Some scratches below handle, above base. Even light green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to come from Greece, perhaps Dodona); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, February 12, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 447.

Dimensions

Height: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.84

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels