Handle of a pitcher (oinochoe)

Roman
Imperial Period
about 1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 469.

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.2763

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At the rim, the points of contact with the vessel are formed into cranes’ heads (one broken at the beak), leading to a foliate scroll. On the body, there appear a filleted garland, a maenad head (?), a cista, cymbals on an orb, and (on the base) Eros feeding a panther from a kantharos. Green patina, with ear stains. Some repainting.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (said to come from New York Art Market); year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, December 26, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr.