Handle of a libation dish
about 450–350 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 451A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).
Length: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The outer part terminates in the head of a waterbird, while a lion’s mask enriches the inner end, at the base. Greenish-brown patina, uncorroded.
By 1969: with Origins, 134 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116; purchased by MFA from Origins, June 11, 1969
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund