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Handles and feet of a bronze louterion (basin)

1st quarter of the 5th century B.C.
feet, a-c: 3 1/4 × 3 5/8 in. (8.3 × 9.2 cm) handles, d-e: 6 1/16 × 6 3/4 × 3 in. (15.4 × 17.1 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1959
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The three feet are in the shape of lions' paws. The handles terminate in recumbent satyrs (followers of the wine god, Dionysos) holding drinking horns. The iconography is usual for an object that contained water.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. "Newly Acquired Bronzes–Greek, Etruscan, and Roman." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 19(5): pp. 142-3, 146-7, figs. 14-6.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. pp. 81, 309, fig. 5, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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