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Elliptical hanging ring of a horizontal handle, octagonal in section and with a central band. It swings from an hour-glass (double-spool) attachment. Fine green encrustation, with brown areas and remains of earth.


By date unknown: Benjamin W. Crowninshield Collection (according to the Registrar's Register of Metalwork: from Athens); gift of Benjamin W. Crowinshield to MFA, November 3, 1881

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Gift of Benjamin W. Crowinshield

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 432; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World