8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURAL OINOCHOE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
In the form of a head of a woman, her finely-delineated elaborate coiffure bound by two bands that are tied at the nape of her neck and at the top of her head, the front of the band decorated with silver inlay, her face with arching brows, the eyes with traces of silver inlay, the irises separately inlaid and now lost, the ears visible below the pulled-back tresses, the cylindrical neck flaring slightly toward the base, the vessel neck and trefoil mouth emerging from the top of the head, the rim stamped with ovolo below beading, the elegant high-arching handle with peaked thumb-rest and ivy leaf handle-plate
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
with Aaron Gallery, London, 1982.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 84-1.
For a similar example in the Museo Nazionale in Naples see cat. no. 117, pls. 232-234 in Stefanelli, Il Bronzo dei Romani, Arredo e Suppellettile.
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