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Bronze oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze, silver
Dimensions:
H.: 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The handle attachment is in the form of a frontal siren.

The function of a handle attachment is to secure the base of the handle securely to the body of the vase; a broad surface provides a stronger bond. From a purely mechanical viewpoint, the siren with its extended wings fulfills the purpose effectively. She wears a silver fillet.
Dillon, Douglas and Thomas Hoving. 1970. "One-Hundredth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year 1969-1970 Report of the President and the Director." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 29(2): pp. 82-3.

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