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Bronze phiale (libation bowl) with four swinging handles

ca. 550 B.C.
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm) diameter 14 9/16 in. (37 cm) width including handles 19 7/16 in. (49.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This large phiale may have been used for washing hands and feet before a banquet.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 563, p. 205, New York: Gilliss Press.

Cook, Brian. 1968. "A Class of Etruscan Bronze Omphalos-Bowls." American Journal of Archaeology, 72(4): pp. 337, 339.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.8, p. 56, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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