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Handle of a jug

Peloponnesian, circa 550 – 525 BC
H 10.6 cm

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 oenochoe. The handle was attached with pins to the spout. Intact. Rare and impressive handle of fine state of preservation.


Auction sale catalogue Sotheby´s London, 4 April 1977, lot 134

Auction sale catalogue Christie’s London, 28 April 2004, lot 237

Galerie Günter Puhze - catalogue Kunst der Antike 19, Freiburg im Breisgau 2005, no.57


C. Rolley, Die griechischen Bronzen, München 1984, no. 124


British private collection H. J. P. Bomford, Esq., on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

European private collection, formed between 1977 and 1982.

German private collections T. M. 2008 – 2012 and Dr. F. K. 2013 – 2017.

Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.

€ 9.000