Handle of a bowl or basin
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 5th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 432; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).
10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Elliptical hanging ring of a horizontal handle, octagonal in section and with a central band. It swings from an hour-glass (double-spool) attachment. Fine green encrustation, with brown areas and remains of earth.
By date unknown: Benjamin W. Crowninshield Collection (according to the Registrar's Register of Metalwork: from Athens); gift of Benjamin W. Crowinshield to MFA, November 3, 1881
Gift of Benjamin W. Crowinshield