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Two bronze handle attachments

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 7/16 in. (8.8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Miriam Schaar Schloessinger, 1964
Accession Number:
64.206.1, .2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The handles once decorated the side of a situla (wine bucket), and the wreathed mask in high relief may be identified as that of Dionysus.
Sotheby's, New York. 1940. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Dec. 4–6, 1940. lot 72.

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