The relief was hammered rather than cast, which helps to account for its fragmentary condition. This technical feature also suggests that the relief was a decorative adjunct to a vase or mirror, or possibly part of the cheekpiece of a helmet.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 280, pp. 138-39, New York: Gilliss Press.