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Bronze handle attachment

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Total height 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1900
Accession Number:
00.13.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The handle once decorated the side of a situla (wine bucket), and the wreathed mask in high relief may be identified as that of Dionysus.
Said to be from the Hauran, Syria

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 245, p. 125, New York: Gilliss Press.

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