User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pitcher

Start collecting

This ewer is of squat form, with a large oval mouth. The flaring, squared handle terminates in the mask of a long-bearded Dionysos or Silenus of the fourth-century "Sardanapalus" type. The bottom is decorated with several concentric circles. Deep green patina.

Provenance

E. P. Warren Collection.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical or Hellenistic Period, about 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 446.

Dimensions

Height: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.982

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels