Handle of a hydria (water jar)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 412; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.380

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

From palmette and volute bases two kouroi kneel back to back so that their headdresses join. Their hands are at their sides, palms out along their bodies. Details of the body and volute bases are incised. The faces were worn in antiquity. Dark green “Dodona” patina.

Provenance

By 1961: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass. (said to come from Florina in Macedonia); May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann for $ 800-.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund