Handle of a long-beaked jug

Greek
Archaic Period
about 550 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 421; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

62.188

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bronze handle, from a long-beaked jug, decorated with head of a Siren; palmette at base of handle. Discs either side of her tresses; thumb-rest on top, behind her head. Places for attachment behind discs. Dodona patina (deep, dark green).

Provenance

By 1962: Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr. Collection (from Athens Art Market); gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr. to MFA, February 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule Jr.