Scallop shell

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 3.9 x 4.1 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.709

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Scallop shell: foot of a round-bottomed wine bucket. Top dented and broken. No means of attachment.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Antonio Agostini, Via Scandriglia 15, Rome, Italy; purchased by MFA from Antonio Agostini, November 12, 1959, for
$ 750.00 (this is the total price for 59.707-59.709)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour