Pitcher

Greek
Classical or Hellenistic Period
about 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 446.

Dimensions

Height: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.982

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This ewer is of squat form, with a large oval mouth. The flaring, squared handle terminates in the mask of a long-bearded Dionysos or Silenus of the fourth-century “Sardanapalus” type. The bottom is decorated with several concentric circles. Deep green patina.

Provenance

E. P. Warren Collection.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900