Χάλκινη συνάφεια σε σχήμα κεφαλής λεοντής

The attachment is in the form of a lion bust and belongs to a twin movable handle. Its head is attributed to a low relief, framed by the front legs. At the top it has two adjoining rings, through which the movable cylindrical bucket handles passed. With the help of nails at the height of the ears it would be attached to the protruding crown and the vertical wall of the vessel. The posterior surface, in addition to the single notch just below the rings, which embraced the rim, has two more, 1.5 cm long, at eye level and at the bottom it is cut off sharply, leaving the legs seemingly hanging in space.

The anatomical details are rendered in plastic and with engravings. The mane harmoniously crowns the forehead, with embossed flame-shaped hairpins. The semicircle of the crown is completed with large embossed ears. The way of rendering the collar is found in many bronze works of the last quarter of the 6th century BC. Large hemispherical eyelids cover the eye sockets. Concentric arcuate incisions indicate the folds of skin on the muzzle. The toes are also rendered with plasticity. For its type, the relevance refers to the aforementioned much older than Olympia, as well as to a relevance from Delphi of the mature archaic years. Most of our relevance, however, is found in Le 215 of Olympia (Ol. Forsch. XX, 203, table 33, fig. 13.5) in 500 BC. Apart from the oval contour of the head and the rendering of the anatomical details, the rendering of the fiery plumes of the plume in our affinity and those of the collar in the affinity of Olympia is also related. However, because in this one of the Kanellopoulos Museum the hairdressers are rendered in relief, as well as those of the aforementioned relevance of Delphi, I think that this disputed connection between the other two could be considered a work of a Corinthian workshop and dated to the later 6 ai. e.g. like those of the aforementioned relevance of Delphi, I think, that this connection in question could be placed among the other two, to be considered the work of a Corinthian workshop and to be dated to the late 6th c. e.g. like those of the aforementioned relevance of Delphi, I think, that this connection in question could be placed among the other two, to be considered the work of a Corinthian workshop and to be dated to the late 6th c. e.g.

A. Andreiomenou