Bronze oinochoe (jug) and handle attachment


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

This type of jug, with sharply pronounced shoulder and beak spout, is often found with a basin or patera with a figural handle, objects that may have been used in a hand-washing ritual. The type began to appear in Etruscan tombs as early as the first quarter of the fifth century B.C. and remained popular until the late fourth century B.C. This example has a ram's head at the upper attachment and a plaque with a fallen warrior at the bottom one. The adjacent plaque (43.11.5) comes from a similar piece.

Bronze oinochoe (jug) and handle attachment, Bronze, Etruscan

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