Bottle (aryballos shape)

Greco-Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 480; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.794

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Spherical body with low base and small mouth with concave-filleted lip. Concentric circles in relief on bottom. The parallels have two small handles from the lower part of the lip to the shoulder; these have loops for hanging. Crusty greenish-gray patina.

Provenance

Marked "Milos" (i.e. Melos)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Norton