Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 4th century B.C. or later
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 519; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
Height: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This tiny, solid vase has a trefoil lip; body and handle are undecorated. Green patina and encrustation.
According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922
Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman