Pitcher

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), pl. 37.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.4 x 6.6 cm (4 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.320

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small round-mouthed pitcher. Incurved neck offset from the shoulder by a ridge decorated by impressed design of ovolo-dart, awkwardly executed. The foot is an extension of the vase itself, flat bottom surface. Simple handle, ending in crude palmette; top curve engraved with boukranion (?). Large section of mouth of vase missing.

Asia Minor (said to be from).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann, March 13, 1958, for $ 1,500.00 (this is the total price of 58.319-58.320)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund