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Long-spouted jug (beaked oinochoe)

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The handle of this long-spouted jug ends on the rim in two recumbent leopards and at the base in double volutes and a large palmette. Bead, ovolo and volute patterns are represented on the rim or lip, and the latter has an ovolo pattern leading to a stylized waterleaf and bud design on the neck...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought near S. Maria di Capua.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 515; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Height: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World