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Bronze handle attachment with duck heads

Period:
Late Republican or Augustan
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
w. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.89
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This handle attachment would have been mounted to the rim of a basket-shaped vase, with the swinging loop handles themselves fastened between the duck heads. A complete example of such a handle adorns the bronze basket vase (1989.281.86) displayed nearby.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 40, p. 9, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

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