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.