Handle from a pitcher (oinochoe)

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic to Classical Period
about 500–450 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 117.

Dimensions

Length: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.165

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Handle of an oinochoe, the upper end terminating in a ram’s head and the lower in the head or mask of a Silen. Beading, and tiny palmette, above silen. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1964: with Piero Tozzi, New York; 1964: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, August 1, 1964 (loan number 108.64); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule