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Six spouts and a large, circular opening, with rolled-fillet rim. There are three chains for suspension, attached by hooks which pierce the concave outer edges of the top. Inscribed: (add Greek) Translation: "To the holy God have Aurelius Sellius Oleios Quadratus Magnus and his sons dedicated...

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Provenance

By 1903: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Paris; said to be from Syria); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 492.

Dimensions

Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.984

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices