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Bronze jug handle

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze, Silver
Dimensions:
H. 6 in. (15.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.403
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The handle is decorated with acanthus leaves in low relief. On the lower attachment is a head of Medusa. The eyes of the Medusa are inlaid with silver.
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