Bronze ring handle

Period:
Geometric
Date:
late 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Diam.: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.3a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The handle belonged to a tripod cauldron, a deep bowl with three legs. It was found at Praisos, in eastern Crete, the same site that yielded the terracotta plaques (53.5.9–.11, .19, .22–.24) exhibited on the east side of the Belfer Court.
From Crete, excavations at Praisos (1893-1894 by Prof. Federico Halbherr for AIA)

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 26, 177, pl. 17f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.