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Pair of monumental urns

Wide-mouthed and shallow bowl with two handles rests on square, stepped pedestals. Fluting adorns the foot and bottom section of the bowl, while egg-and-dart decorations encircle the top lip. Elaborate strapwork with geometric and foliate designs define its substantial handles.

Provenance

Early history unknown; purchased from the Elizabeth Street Gallery, New York City, in 1998.

Credit Line

Museum purchase

about 1875

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

156.21 x 236.22 cm (61 1/2 x 93 in.)

Accession Number

1998.671.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cast iron, sections bolted together

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork