Two handles from a volute krater
about 4th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 442.
Height: 14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The attachment at the shoulder takes the form of swans’ necks and heads. The outside surfaces have pedum-shaped volutes made up of a series of beads. One handle (a) has one V-shaped nick at the bottom of the volute; the other (b) has two. There are snail’s tail knobs to the left and right. Green and crusty patina.
By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Acquired in Rome 1899.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund