2nd–1st century B.C.
Height: 2.5 cm.; width: 5.4 cm.; length: 7.9 cm (1 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Circular-ovoid body, merging with a deep flat-topped blunt-ended nozzle. Shallow biconical profile; small flat circular base, small flattish disc with slight rim. Relief patterns on top, very blurred (faint radial strokes on shoulder, longitudinal grooves on nozzle with small volutes at junction with shoulder).
Condition: Slight burning and flaking round the wick-hole.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way