Long-spouted jug (beaked oinochoe)

Italic, Etruscan
Late Archaic Period
early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 515; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Height: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



The handle of this long-spouted jug ends on the rim in two recumbent leopards and at the base in double volutes and a large palmette. Bead, ovolo and volute patterns are represented on the rim or lip, and the latter has an ovolo pattern leading to a stylized waterleaf and bud design on the neck under the handle. The base or foot has a rolled-fillet molding with cable design. There is a pair of seated lions of mid-archaic type facing each other on the top of the lip at the base of the spout. Part of the surface has a crusty blue-green patina.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought near S. Maria di Capua.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund