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Pair of bronze situla (bucket) handles

6th century B.C.
H.: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
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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