The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4896, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 726, p. 250, New York: Gilliss Press.