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Eros, God of Love
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Bronze situla (bucket)
Bronze handle of a situla (pail) with Silenos head attachment and lion head mouthpiece
Bronze ribbed situla (bucket) with two handles
Handles of a situla
Bronze situla (bucket) handle with panthers attacking deer
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 170
A symmetrical arrangement of volutes, palmettes, and entwined serpents forms a highly decorative pair of handles that originally were attached to a bronze situla. The pairs of holes at the top of each attachment would have held bronze swing handles.
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