Greek Bronze Vessel Handle #C1001
Greek Bronze Vessel Handle
Period: Ca. 4th century B.C.
Description: Cast solid bronze decorated handle from a hydra, depicting a siren or winged female figure perched on a large palmette on the lower portion. Hair centrally parted with two rows of feathers indicated by incisions on her wings. Fluted handle above her head terminating with a curved oval shield decorated with an incised scroliate leaf bunch. Overall blue and green surface patina. Intact, exc. cond. Custom metal base.
Provenance: Private NYC collection. Ex. Neil Phillips collection, NYC, 1970s.