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.

cf. C. Rolley, Die griechischen Bronzen, München 1984, Nr. 124 (vollständiges Exemplar)
     I. Kuleimani-Vokotopulu, Chalkai Korinthiurgeis Prochoi, 1975, Tf. 6/7
     Von Troja bis Amarna – The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York, Ausstellungskatalog Berlin/Hamburg/München 1978, no. 20

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