Bronze handle from a cista (toiletries box)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

The solid-cast handle is in the form of two nude male wrestlers. Wrestling was a popular sport, and the subject was used often for cista handles. Several complete cistae are on view in a nearby case.

Bronze handle from a cista (toiletries box), Bronze, Praenestine

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