Handle of a long-beaked jug
about 550 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 421; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).
Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze handle, from a long-beaked jug, decorated with head of a Siren; palmette at base of handle. Discs either side of her tresses; thumb-rest on top, behind her head. Places for attachment behind discs. Dodona patina (deep, dark green).
By 1962: Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr. Collection (from Athens Art Market); gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr. to MFA, February 14, 1962
Gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule Jr.