Handle

Greek
Archaic Period
about 6th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 416; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.461

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At the top of the handle, tongues incised between two couchant lions, back to back; at the bottom, below rope fillets with beads between, an inverted palmette surmounted by spirals. Light green smooth patina, with extensive traces of earth all about.

Provenance

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