Handle of a pitcher (beaked oinochoe)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 525 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 422; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.233

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Rising from a base in the general shape of a palmette, a simple, curved handle, with thumb-rest on top. Below, head of a Siren with long tresses, flanked by discs incised with rosettes. Places for attachment behind discs. Electrolytically cleaned; uneven, pitted brown surface.

Provenance

By 1958: with Gerd Rosen (auction 31, Berlin, November 24-29, 1958, lot 1929); by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; April 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 190.00

Credit Line

Classical Department Special Fund