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Hydria handle

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Handle of hydria (vertical). At top, two lions; at lower end, two rams. Below the rams, Medusa mask. Patina pale dull green. Lower part corroded. Comparanda: Almost identical piece found at Kaloletsi near Olympia; see Daux BCH 92 (1968) p. 826, fig. 23.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550–530 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 413; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Height: 20.8 cm (8 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World