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Bronze handle of an oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 425–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/16 in. (13.7 cm.)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The attachment plate at the base of this handle is cast in the form of the head of Herakles. The hero, wearing his characteristic lion-skin cap, is represented with a long curly beard. This older, bearded Herakles was a popular subject on vase handles of this period.
Robinson, Edward. 1909. "The Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1908--III Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4(4): p. 81.

Robinson, Edward. 1909. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1908." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4(3): p. 44.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 93, p. 61, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 95, 236, pl. 76e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 85, p. 58, pl. 69a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Reeder, Ellen D. 1974. "Clay Impressions from Attic Metalwork. Ph.D. diss.." Ph.D. Diss. p. 73ff.. Princeton University.

Weber, Thomas. 1983. "Bronzekannen: Studien zu ausgewählten archaischen und klassischen Oinochoenformen aus Metall in Griechenland und Etrurien." Ph.D. Diss. p. 140 n. 3. P. Lang.

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