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Handle of a large basin or footbath

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The functional part of the handle, ridged on its upper surface, ends in circular plaques that open up into a calyx of simple leaves and volutes and a large acanthus palmette; a leaf between the volutes is textured (inorganically) with v-shaped incisions.

Provenance

By 1949: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (acquired in Rome in 1949); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule to MFA, March 20, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, about 250 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 102.

Dimensions

Width (max.): 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.79

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels