Ladle

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 605; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.187

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Household

The ensemble comprises a long, narrow handle with incised lines on the back, a shallow circular bowl, and a swan’s head on the end of the handle. Much encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; November 4, 1890: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren