Bronze handles of a hydria (water jar), Bronze, Greek

Bronze handles of a hydria (water jar)

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 5/16 in. (22.2 x 18.6 cm); a, H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); b,c width with palmettes 7 5/16 in. (18.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.11.11a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
This handle is iconographically similar to 1993.133 and has counterparts in other collections. The type was, therefore, established and may have been the specialty of one workshop. The small differences in detail are worth noting.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1939. "Newly Acquired Greek Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 34(6): pp. 145–46, figs. 1–2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 83, 224, pls. 64e-f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1955. "Bronze Hydriai." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13(6): p. 196.