Handle of a pitcher (oinochoe)
about 1st century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 469.
Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
At the rim, the points of contact with the vessel are formed into cranes’ heads (one broken at the beak), leading to a foliate scroll. On the body, there appear a filleted garland, a maenad head (?), a cista, cymbals on an orb, and (on the base) Eros feeding a panther from a kantharos. Green patina, with ear stains. Some repainting.
By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (said to come from New York Art Market); year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, December 26, 1963
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr.