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Bronze handle of a hydria (water jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
1st quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Laconian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (26 x 21 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Alert lions sit at the lower end of the handle and reclining lions decorate the upper end.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1989. "One Hundred Nineteenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 119: p. 29.

Stibbe, Conrad M. 2000. The Sons of Hephaistos: Aspects of the Archaic Greek bronze Industry. pp. 111-5, figs. 68-70, Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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