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A dove is attached to the cover of the body. The chain joins the body at a ring between cover and spout, and a section leading off its middle has been hooked to the center of the Christogram. The Christogram is a modern addition, as is the loop by which the chain is attached to it. The dove may...

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Credit Line

Source unidentified

Roman or Early Christian, Imperial or Late Antique Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 491; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Height x length: 8.8 x 9 cm (3 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World