1st–early 2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 107.
Height x width: 14 x 8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
1986, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 26, 1986)
William E. Nickerson Fund