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Bronze oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.24.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The escutcheon at the base of the handle is modeled into an elegant plant resembling an acanthus leaf, common in Apulian pottery of this period. "Suthina" is inscribed in Etruscan letters on the neck, indicating this object was made for the tomb.
Inscription: "Suthina" inscribed in Etruscan letters on the neck
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 507, pp. 180-81, 193, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 137, fig. 87, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 176-77, fig. 121, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 176-77, fig. 121, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.25, p. 191, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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