Greek Attic bronze beaked oinochoe

G115

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A bronze oinochoe jug with a long beaked spout and arched handle over a squat mammiform body. The base of the handle is decorated with a lion’s head and fore-parts, an artistic reference to the Nemean lion pelt of Herakles.

Culture
Greek, Athens, late 5th Century BC

Size
9.3 x 8.5 cms

Condition
Handle and neck re-attached to body, base re-attached and a patch of restoration on one side of the body.

Provenance
Ex. collection: Alain Jacques, Dijon, France; acquired 1970.

For the same shape in pottery please compare: British Museum, inventory no. 1856,1226.130.

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