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Handle of a two-handled jar (amphora)

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At the top, the handle terminates in a double-scroll with dart between; at the bottom, double lyre-form volutes top an inverted palmette. The body has a double, rolled-fillet ridge or molding. Green patina; cleaned.


By date unknown: Herbert Hoffmann Collection (according to Greek, Etruscan & Roman Bronzes, no. 420: said to have been found at Miletus); gift of Herbert Hoffmann to MFA, November 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Hoffmann

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 420; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Length of handle:17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World