Pitcher (oinochoe) with snake on handle
Late Geometric Period
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 287.
Height: 50.2 cm (19 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Trefoil-mouth oinochoe. Plastic snake on handle, coiled with head resting at top of handle; handle decorated with wavy lines. On neck: vertical bands of linear decoration; two larger panels on opposite sides with flower-like motifs; at center, a set of four vertical metopes filled with linear decoration. On body: sets of six concentric circles all over body, often in loose rows. Clay a pale yellow.
By 1892: anonymous private collection (said to have been found at Thebes); anonymous gift to MFA, November 1892
Gift of Edward Perry Warren