Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze patera handle in the form of a young woman

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 7 5/8in. (19.3cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.11.5a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
The two patera handles in the form of women illustrate different and typical ways in which figural adjuncts were attached to vases in Archaic Greek art. Here a pair of lions forms the transition. In the adjacent handle, the position of the hands establishes a direct connection between figure and utensil.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1942. "An Archaic Greek Mirror." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 37(6): pp. 150-2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1942. "Another Archaic Greek Mirror." American Journal of Archaeology, 46(3): pp. 319-24, figs. 1-5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 34, 182, pl. 22b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bonfante, Larissa. 2003. Etruscan Dress. pp. 164-5, fig. 24, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

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