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Handle of a patera with a wolf's head terminal

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The handle is of lead covered with a thin sheet of bronze. The eyes of the wolf are of silver. The other end is broken. Light green patina.


By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome & said to be from near Ascoli, Piceno.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 452; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Length: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, lead, silver


The Ancient World