Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze handle attachment in the form of a mask

Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Greek or Roman
Bronze, copper, silver
total H. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
H. of mask 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Gerald van der Kemp, 1958
Accession Number:
Not on view
The meander ornament and fillet have silver inlays, and the lips preserve some traces of copper inlay.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. "Newly Acquired Bronzes–Greek, Etruscan, and Roman." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19(5): pp. 148–49, fig. 22.

Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 43(2): no. 38, pp. 11, 13, 56–57.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 89, p. 120, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Baudoin, Catherine, Bernard Liou, and Luc Long. 1994. "Une Cargaison de Bronzes Hellenistiques." Une Cargaison de Bronzes Hellénistiques: L'épave Fourmigue C á Golfe-Juan, Archaeonautica, 12. p. 74, fig. 60.2, Paris, France: CNRS Editions.

Jenkins, Ian. 1994. "The Masks of Dionysos/Pan-Osiris-Apis." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 109: no. 9, p. 277, fig. 25.

Miho Museum. 1998. The First Anniversary Exhibition. no. 12, pp. 36–37, Shiga-ken: Miho Museum.

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