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Holy water vessel (aspersorium)

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The raised vessel is composed of a broad lower section that curves inward before extending upward and outward in a series of six large, repousséd demilunes, or scallops, that form the rim. Two gilded bosses, probably original, are cast with a face in the green-man style — here a man’s face...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

None.

Provenance

Collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves between 1898 and 1913; 1941, gift to the museum from Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cabot.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cabot, in memory of Helen N. Cabot

acetre

Spanish Colonial, 1675–1700

Object Place

Colombia

Dimensions

21 x 20.5 x 17.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

41.360

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware