Handle, perhaps of an oinochoe

Italic, Etruscan
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 514.

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

99.459

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At the upper end of the handle a crescent, on each arm of which is a couchant ram. The base is in the form of two rearing colts, back to back, on an inverted palmette. Dark green crusty patina.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund