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Lot 0018
Greek, Athens, Attic Period, 5th century BCE. The upper portion of an elaborate, valuable cast bronze oinochoe, a pouring vessel, with a trefoil lip and a tall handle that stands above the body of the vessel. The handle has an elaborate construction: it is tripartite, with roundels and half-roundels where it meets the narrow, flat rim. Flat panels with low relief abstract zoomorphic, possibly avian forms join the handle to the inside of the spout and the exterior of the shoulder. Full-size oinochoe like this one are often found in graves as offerings, and they also seem to have been a major part of monumental sculpture. Comes with custom stand. Size: 7.7" L x 7.5" W x 7.35" H (19.6 cm x 19 cm x 18.7 cm); height on stand: 9.05" (23 cm)

Provenance: private Minnesota, USA collection

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#122896

Condition

Piece is a fragment as shown with light corrosion and tiny holes on the remaining part, especially on the handle. Pretty patina on surface.

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Greek Attic Bronze Oinochoe Section

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Dec 20, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA