Pitcher (oinochoe) with snake on handle

Greek
Late Geometric Period
700–690 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 287.

Dimensions

Height: 50.2 cm (19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

92.2736

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

By 1892: anonymous private collection (said to have been found at Thebes); anonymous gift to MFA, November 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren