Two handles from a volute krater

Greek
Classical Period
about 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 442.

Dimensions

Height: 14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.470a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The attachment at the shoulder takes the form of swans’ necks and heads. The outside surfaces have pedum-shaped volutes made up of a series of beads. One handle (a) has one V-shaped nick at the bottom of the volute; the other (b) has two. There are snail’s tail knobs to the left and right. Green and crusty patina.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Acquired in Rome 1899.); 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