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Bronze cauldron

5th century B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
10 7/8in. (27.6cm) Other (diameter of shoulder): 14 1/4in. (36.2cm) Other (diameter of rim): 9 7/16in. (24cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Such vases, which originally would have been supported on a stand and often had a lid, served numerous purposes. They frequently appear in representations of symposia (drinking parties). They also had a funerary function, which was probably the ultimate use of this example.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Greek and Roman Bronzes: Recent Acquisitions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19(3): p. 69, fig. 4.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 29, n. 24, New York: Marchbanks Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.52b, pp. 82–84, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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