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Patera with Figural Handle
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Patera with Figural Handle

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A patera is a shallow bowl used for rituals. Around the rim of the bowl is inscribed: ANIOVM (Shuthina, in reverse, meaning "sepulchral"), an inscription indicating the object was meant to be placed in a tomb. The handle is in the form of a muscular nude woman wearing a necklace and shoes who supports the edge of the bowl with her upraised arms. The ring below her feet is for suspension.
Provenance Browne and Forman Collections; W. H. Forman Collection Sale, London, 1899, no. 134; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] ANIOVM (Shuthina, in reverse, meaning "sepulchral")
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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4th-3rd century BCE (Late Classical-Hellenistic)
bronze with traces of gilding
Accession Number
14 9/16 x 7 3/4 x 1 1/16 in. (37 x 19.7 x 2.7 cm)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)


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