Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Bronze phiale (libation bowl) with four swinging handles

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm) diameter 14 9/16 in. (37 cm) width including handles 19 7/16 in. (49.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.23.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This large phiale may have been used for washing hands and feet before a banquet.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 563, p. 205, New York: Gilliss Press.

Cook, Brian. 1968. "A Class of Etruscan Bronze Omphalos-Bowls." American Journal of Archaeology, 72 (4):

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.8, p. 56, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Objects

Bronze mirror

Date: ca. 350 B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 09.221.16 On view in:Gallery 170

Bronze phiale (libation bowl)

Date: 5th–4th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 1972.118.86 On view in:Gallery 171

Bronze statuette of a young woman

Date: late 6th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 17.190.2066 On view in:Gallery 170

Bronze chariot inlaid with ivory

Date: 2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C. Medium: Bronze, ivory Accession: 03.23.1 On view in:Gallery 170

Bronze statuette of a youth with phiale

Medium: Bronze Accession: 20.209 On view in:Gallery 171