Handle of a large basin or footbath
Greek, South Italian
about 250 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 102.
Width (max.): 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The functional part of the handle, ridged on its upper surface, ends in circular plaques that open up into a calyx of simple leaves and volutes and a large acanthus palmette; a leaf between the volutes is textured (inorganically) with v-shaped incisions.
By 1949: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (acquired in Rome in 1949); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule to MFA, March 20, 2002
Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III