Handle probably from a large open bowl (stamnos)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 508; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

64.280

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The attachments are in the form of lanceolate leaves and are decorated with Silenus masks below pairs of volute-scrolls, all in ogee moldings. Deep green patina, with light areas.

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2