Vertical handle

Greco-Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 463.

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.478

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The handle curved above the rim of the vase. At the bottom it ends in a lion’s paw. Along the middle runs a ridge, spreading at the lower end into a lotus and at the upper end (on the front) into a mask of a lion with an ox-skull in its mouth. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1897: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome Dec 1897.); 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