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Cylindrical, with hexagonal top projecting; the cylinder decorated with groups of horizontal lines; the top with a wreath, a wave pattern, etc. in low relief. Said to be from Cologne.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C. (auction of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 356 [said to be from Cologne]); by 1901: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.073 H.

Accession Number

01.8189

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Writing