Handle of a hydria

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece or Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 099.

Dimensions

Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2001.168

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Handle of a hydria, the lower part terminating in a siren with spread wings, on a inverted palmette. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5, 6 and 7 King St., St James's, London S.W.1, England; 1956: purchased from Spink & Son, London by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; August 1, 1964: loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III (loan number 112.64); March 21, 2001: gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule