3rd century B.C.
Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Of cylindrical shape with curved conical cover. Two loops at sides for chains, which are missing. The body decorated by a wavy pattern, engraved and gilded. The cover has an engraved design of leaves with a gilded cross.
About 1879, discovered on property belonging to the Count Lucioli, Chiusi, Italy (one of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi, probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi, MFA 13.2860-13.2901). By 1913: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912