Handle of a basin

Greek
Archaic or Classical Period
about 525–450 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 430.

Dimensions

Width: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.10

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The curved handle with chamfered loop ends in flat bases of petal shape and is divided in the middle of the ridged curve by a lotus knot. The bases are flat on top, as if the handle were placed at or under a rim, and have incised petals or ovolos following their cut-out contours. There are remains of iron pins in the bases. Green patina with small pitting.

Provenance

By 1965: with Origins, 159 Newbury Street, Boston (said to come from Crete); purchased by MFA from Origins Gallery, January 12, 1966

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund