Miniature vase

Greco-Roman
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
probably 50 B.C.–A.D. 50


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 474.

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1185

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On the lip there are two holes, probably for handles; they are on opposite sides. Below the lip there is a rolled fillet molding between two grooves. In the center of the bottom is an engraved dot, or turning mark, and outside this, halfway to the outer curve of the profile, an incised, circular groove. Black green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, September 22, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner