Pear-shaped vase (perirrhanterion)
about 4th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 450; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).
Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund