Backbending in Ancient Italy


Bronze handle from a cista (toiletries case), 4th century B.C., Bronze, H.: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm), Rogers Fund, 1919 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19.193

Bronze cista (Toiletries Box), ca. 300-275 B.C., Praenestine, Bronze, H. 11 in. (27.9 cm), Gift of Courtland Field Bishop, 1922, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22.84.3a, b

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