Bronze handle from a hydria (water jar)
- 2nd half of 2nd century B.C.
- w. 9 7/8 in. (25.1cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
Parallels to handles on intact bronze hydriai strongly suggest that this object was once itself attached to a hydria. The specific leaf pattern moreover, also recalls the handle design from a bronze hydria found in England, which may be dated by coin evidence to the 2nd century B.C.