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Bronze cauldron

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 11 5/16 in. (28.7 cm) Diam.: 15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.58
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Made of two large hemispherical bronze sheets carefully riveted together at the belly's midpoint. Heavy circular attachments, perhaps from swinging handles, flank the mouth.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Classical Bronzes: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(3): p. 76.

Leach, Sarah. 1991. "La ‘Tomba del Carro’ di Monteleone di Spoleto” / “The ‘Tomba del Carro’ of Monteleone di Spoleto.”." Antichità dall'Umbria a New York, Gens Antiquissima Italiae, Francesco Roncalli and Larissa Bonfante, eds. no. 26, pp. 411-14, Milan: Editori Umbri Associati.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.3, pp. 46, 52, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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