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Covered dish (censer) with "chimney" set in jar with seashell decoration

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Lidded jar with inset dish and seashell decoration. Jar with globular body, low ring base, inset neck and vertical lip. Decoration of two rows of hammered cockle shells, alternating convex (shell exterior) and concave (shell interior). Eight shells in top row; eight shells in bottom row. On...

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By 1997: with Brian T. Aitken, Acanthus, 22 East 80th Street, New York 10021 (reported by him to have come from a private collection in the Suisse Romande, where it had been since the early 1970s); purchased by MFA from Brian T. Aitken, November 19, 1997

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Bequest of Charles H. Parker, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson, and the Estate of Dana Estes, by exchange

Roman, Late Imperial Period, Third or 4th century A.D.

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The Ancient World