Bottle (balsamarium)

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–early 2nd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 107.

Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.584

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Six-sided bottle with stylized lotus leaves rising from molded base. Dolphin on left and right, with eyelets attached to their tails to hold chain for the bottle’s stopper (now missing). On the base, inset, concentric relief circles. Green patina with black and brown areas.

Provenance

By 1986: with Mohammad Yeganeh; Bundenweg 7, 6000 Frankfurt/Main, West Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, November 26, 1986

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund