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Aspergillum

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This vessel is perforated at the bottom with many holes. Around the body are tongue patterns; near the middle is a band of lozenges. The tube is octagonal in section, and the outer or upper end is rounded to receive a stopper. A piece is missing from the bottom, and the tube has been rejoined to...

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Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a Sicilian 1899.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek (?), Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 604; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.497

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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