Handle of a Vase or Situla
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 465.
6.3 x 5.5 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Two rings are set off with rope pattern scroll and bud at the top. A sleeping dog is curled up beneath. The lower edge is rough. Dull green patina.
By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation