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Handle of a basin

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The curved handle with chamfered loop ends in flat bases of petal shape and is divided in the middle of the ridged curve by a lotus knot. The bases are flat on top, as if the handle were placed at or under a rim, and have incised petals or ovolos following their cut-out contours. There are...

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By 1965: with Origins, 159 Newbury Street, Boston (said to come from Crete); purchased by MFA from Origins Gallery, January 12, 1966

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Greek, Archaic or Classical Period, about 525–450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 430.


Width: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World