Askos

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Roman Imperial Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Sudan, Gammai, Tomb 15

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 471; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length: 26.4 x 37 cm (10 3/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.366

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ascos form. Long projecting spout. Handle ends in acanthus leaf over spout. Foot integral. From Gamai, tomb 115, #16 B.

Provenance

From Gammai, tomb 115, no. 16 B. Excavated by Oric Bates and gifted to the MFA by Mrs. Oric Bates.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates