Pitcher with high handle (round-mouthed oinochoe)

Italic, Etruscan
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 500 to 450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 516; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Height (to lip): 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Jug with a high handle. Below two small volutes at the base of the handle, a lion crouches downwards, his paws resting above two Ionic scrolls and a palmette. Gilded. Dark and light green patina, with various encrustation.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome but it seemed that it could be traced to Greece (Chalcidian?)); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund