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.