AN ARCHAIC GREEK BRONZE TREFOIL- MOUTHED OINOCHOE
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The sheet vessel featuring a separately cast handle with a Satyr’s head at the base and a Maenad’s head at the upper terminal. Satyrs and Maenads were companions of Dionysus, making them uniquely appropriate as subject-matter for decorating wine vessels

 

early 5th Century BC

 

Height: 14.9 cm.     (5 7/8 in.)

Width: 9.5 cm.     (3 3/4 in.)

Depth: 11.5 cm.     (4 9/16 in.)

 

Ex: Swiss private collection, by the 1990s.

 

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Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.16

 

Antiquarium Ltd.; The Good Life. Luxury Objects of the Ancient World (New York, 1999) p.14

 

Comparandum:

The British Museum, London  mus. no. 1855,0306.2

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