Handle of a bowl or basin

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 432; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

81.197

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin W. Crowinshield