26 - 27 October 2004
A GREEK BRONZE BASIN HANDLE
CIRCA 520-500 B.C., PROBABLY MAGNA GRAECIA
The curving handle with lion heads at each end of the handle shaft beside snake head terminals, a central rosette-headed knob on curved handle
4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) long
Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Kunstwerke der Antike, Auktion XXII, 13 May 1961, lot 53.
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 156.
Cf. M. J. Milne, 'A Greek Footbath in the Metropolitan', American Journal of Archaeology, 48, 1944, pp. 34-45 for a discussion on this type of handle.
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