The handles of this terracotta hydria, with a broad palmette where the handle joins the body, are influenced by their counterparts in bronze. On a terracotta work, the palmette is purely decorative. On a bronze hydria, the broad handle attachment, which may assume many forms, strengthens the points of contact to the body of the vase.
Inscription: Inscribed: "the boy is fair"
Said to be from Bolsena
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