Handle of a small jug or pitcher

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 447.

Dimensions

Height: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.84

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On the upper arms, heads of waterbirds. On the lower, palmette-shaped base, stylized (incised) leaves between volutes. A leaf pattern is incised on the middle of the back of the handle. Some scratches below handle, above base. Even light green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to come from Greece, perhaps Dodona); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, February 12, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III