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Handle of a small jug, probably with a long spout

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On the front of the handle, head of a woman; on the discs at the side, Gorgo heads; at the base, a Siren on a palmette and volutes. Rivet holes at either end mark the places of attachment to the vessel itself. The faces of the woman and the Siren are slightly crude, possibly because of the small...

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Provenance

By 1964: with a dealer in Athens (said to be from Athens); purchased by MFA, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 425; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

64.303

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels