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Handle of a libation dish

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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.

Provenance

By 1969: with Origins, 134 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116; purchased by MFA from Origins, June 11, 1969

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–350 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 451A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

69.956

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels