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Flat circular base, sloping sides, flat rim, two small ridges and two grooves. Short plain inset nozzle; thickish pierced handle. The rim is decorated with a row of stamped dot-and-circle motifs. The disc is missing. Inscription incised on the bottom.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Clipston Sturgis Collection; gift of R. Clipston Sturgis to MFA, Feb. 3, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of R. Clipston Sturgis

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 8 cm.; width: 6 cm. ( 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

94.59

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices