Bronze patera handle in the form of Lasa
- Late Classical
- 4th century B.C.
- total H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm); H. of figure 5 13/16 in. (14.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase by subscription, 1896
- Accession Number:
Rogers Fund, 1919 (19.192.65)
Both handles are elaborately modeled in the form of nude female figures that probably represent the Etruscan nymph Lasa. Typical attributes of this mythical character are wings and elegant jewelry. The handle attachments, at the top on the reverse of each piece, are decorated with an ivy leaf and a female head wearing a necklace of three pendant amulets.