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Handles from a hydria (water jar)

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Vertical handle: volutes in relief at top, five pearl-beads beyond holes for attachment left and right, stem with leaves to middle of handle, all terminating at the bottom in open-work design, resembling conventional ivy leaf. Horizontal handles: terminations at the bases in same kind of ivy...

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By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Corinth but probably from Palaeopolis.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about late 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 415; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Height x length: 24.3 x 22.9 cm (9 9/16 x 9 in.)

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The Ancient World