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Handle probably from a large open bowl (stamnos)

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The attachments are in the form of lanceolate leaves and are decorated with Silenus masks below pairs of volute-scrolls, all in ogee moldings. Deep green patina, with light areas.


By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic or Classical Period, about 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 508; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Height x width: 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World