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Bronze handle from an oinochoe (jug)
early 6th century B.C.
H. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Purchase, Nicholas S. Zoullas Gift, 1989
At the top, pair of snakesBelow, head
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.
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