Vase with chain handle
3rd century B.C.
Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Of cylindrical shape, with a rounded cover. A long loop handle formed of twisted wires connected by rings. Remains of gilding. See 13.2860a-b.
Note with component to John Herrmann: “Do not put chain inside pyxis as you will have plating ungalvanic onto silver,” from Merville Nichols (Nick), conservator. Modern forgery.
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