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Bronze oinochoe (pitcher)

4th century B.C.
H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
The high handle terminates in a beautiful relief of an inverted palmette and lotos rising from acanthus leaves. In the past the piece was severely cleaned of all archaeological corrosion products. It has recently been cosmetically toned with removable pigments.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1910. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1909. II. Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5 (4): pp. 97-8, fig. 4.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 505, p. 192, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 112, 251, pl. 91h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Andrioménou, Anghéliki. 1975. "Vases et lampes de bronze dans des collections privées d'Athènes." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 99(1): p. 547 n. 25.

Reinsberg, Carola. 1980. Studien zur hellenistischen Toreutik: Die antiken Gipsabgüsse aus Memphis, Hildesheimer ägyptologische Beiträge, Vol. 9. p. 68, n. 239, Hildesheim: Gerstenberg Verlag.

Barr-Sharrar, Beryl. 2008. The Derveni Krater: Masterpiece of Classical Greek Metalwork. pp. 185, 219 n. 56, Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Gaunt, Jasper. 2011. "Review of Barr-Sharrar, B. 2008. The Derveni Krater: Masterpiece of Classical Greek Metalwork." American Journal of Archaeology Online Publications, 115 (1): p. 3.

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