Etruscan bronze handle with swan terminalR112
A bronze ring handle from a very large vessel, the terminal formed as a swan or goose holding the handle in its beak. The bird has detailed cast feather decoration on its wings and tail.
Etruscan, 5th or 4th Century BC
12.8 x 9.7 cms including ring handle
Intact as shown in the photographs (fragment from a large vessel)
Ex. private collection, Roubaix, France; acquired in the 19th Century