Ancient Art

Handle base from a situla

1st–3rd century A.D.

Bronze, solid cast

7.8 x 5.6 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 3/16 in.)
Gift of Ruth Elizabeth White
1988.80.4
Culture: 
Roman or Gallo-Roman
Period: 
Roman (1st–3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ephron Gallery, New York; Ruth Elizabeth White, acquired from the above; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1988.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989).

Mimi Gardner Gates, “Director’s Report 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 116.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 275, no. 75, pl. 75.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.