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Pitcher (oinochoe)

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On the front of the oinochoe's handle, above the mouth, an archaic female head in high relief, with four parallel tresses at each side. Petaled circles form the ends of the handle on the left and right; these are enriched with rosettes in low relief. The base of the handle takes the form of a...

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Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records found at Vaste, South Italy, with 96.708, 99.481 and 99.483, though not necessarily all in the same grave) and to have been in the collection of Mgr. Bacile, Bishop of Leuca); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 500–480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 436; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.479

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels