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Handle of a situla

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The handle of a situla is in the form of a nude youth standing in hipshot pose on a semi-circular base, leading down to an arrow-shaped attachment to the body. From the shoulders springs the curved support which attached it to the vase. In the middle of this is the loop for the bail. The youth...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 521.


Height: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World