Pear-shaped vase (perirrhanterion)

Greek
Classical Period
about 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 450; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.693

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The upper part of the body is encircled by an ivy-wreath of inlaid silver. Above the lip rises what appears to be a stopper, but is in reality a part of the vase itself, the only opening of which is a small hole perforated through the top. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund