Bronze handle from an oinochoe (jug)
- early 6th century B.C.
- H. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Nicholas S. Zoullas Gift, 1989
- Accession Number:
At the top, pair of snakes
Because terracotta vases tend to have figural decoration, they usually do not have three-dimensional figural adjuncts. By contrast, the plain surfaces of metal vases are regularly complemented by figures and floral ornament on the handle(s) and foot.