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Large basin with wrestlers on its rim

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The basin has a plain, slightly flaring foot with bead and ovolo molding on the rim. There are two swinging handles with palmettes below, and two handles formed by pairs of wrestlers, standing on volutes, floral stems and leaves leading to palmettes. The wrestling youths have late archaic faces...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: found in the Picene District. It was brought from Rome to Lewes, where it was purchased.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, South Italian, Late Archaic Period, early-5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 429; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Height: 28 cm (11 in.); diameter: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World