Bronze handle of an oinochoe (jug)
- early 5th century B.C.
- maximum H. 5 9/16 in. (14.2 cm.)
maximum width 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1981
- Accession Number:
The top of the handle is decorated with the head of a lion, the bottom with the head of a panther skin. The choice of motifs juxtaposes a living with a skinned animal. It also places the three-dimensional and two-dimensional renderings where they are most appropriate for the vase shape.