Galerie Günter Puhze
Ancient Art

Object: 7143

Jug handle

Peloponnesian, circa 550 – 525

Bronze. Twisted and beaked oinochoe handle. Head of a woman with incised long tresses at the top of the handle. The headdress shaped into a thumb rest extending behind the head. To either side below the head a disc. Thumb rest and disc with incised decoration. The small gap between the discs indicates that it belonged to a beak-spouted oinochoe. The handle was attached with pins to the spout. Intact. Rare and impressive handle of fine state of preservation.

Published:
Auction catalogue Christie’s London, 28 April 2004, lot 237
Catalogue Kunst der Antike 19, Freiburg im Breisgau 2005, no.57

Provenance:
European private collection, formed between 1973 and 1982, German private collections T.
M. 2008 – 2012 and Dr. K 2013 - 2017

H 10,6 cm

Price € 9.000