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Beaked Pitcher


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Description This "oinochoe," a pitcher for serving wine or water, has the head of Eros (the child-god of love, also known to the Romans as Cupid) at the base of the handle. A griffin overlooks the spout.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1965Examinationexamined for condition
5/24/2011Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st century
Medium
cast bronze, silver inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.947
Measurements
H: 8 1/4 × W with handle: 4 1/4 × D: 4 in. (21 × 10.8 × 10.2 cm)
Geography
  • Italy, Campania (Place of Discovery)

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