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Pair of bronze situla (bucket) handles

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.8a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
A symmetrical arrangement of volutes, palmettes, and entwined serpents forms a highly decorative pair of handles that originally were attached to a bronze situla. The pairs of holes at the top of each attachment would have held bronze swing handles.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. nos. 54-55, pp. 33-34, New York: Gilliss Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.43, p. 78, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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