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Handle of a water jar (hydria)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 6th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 414; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.462

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At the top of the handle, two recumbent lions, incised tongue patterns and an inverted palmette; at the lower end, two recumbent rams with tongue fillets and a crown of pearls between. The green crusty patina has been mostly removed.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Drawing sent from Athens. Handle purchased in Paris. Mate passed into possession of Rollin et Feuardent.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund