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Bronze handle

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/8 x 3 7/16 in. (2.9 x 8.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.11.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
This handle would have been one of two that held the bail of a situla (pail). A situla appears on the adjacent cup by Douris (1986.322.1). The projections that secured the handle to the vase are in the form of hippalektrya, composite creatures that are part horse and part cock.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Hippalektryon, no. 16, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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