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Bronze tripod and dinos (deep round-bottomed bowl)

ca. 525–475 B.C.
total H. 35 3/4 in. (90.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Jacob Hirsch, in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Hirsch, 1955
Accession Number:
55.129.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Tripods composed of solid cast rods with lion-paw feet and the foreparts of lions and ducks supporting a hammered collar were often produced at Vulci, one of the major bronze-working centers of the Etruscan world. A related but more ornate example (60.11.11) is on view nearby.
Alexander, Christine. 1958. "Newly Acquired Bronzes." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 17(3): pp. 88-89, 91.

Sciacca, Ferdinando and Leonardo Di Blasi. 2003. La Tomba Calabresi e la Tomba del Tribode di Cerveteri. pp. 224-5, Vatican City: Direzione Generale dei Monumenti, Musei e Gallerie Pontifiche.

Gehring, Ulrich. 2004. Die Greifenprotomen aus dem Heraion von Samos. p. 268 n. 832, Bonn: Habelt.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.39, pp. 61, 74, 76–77, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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