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Fairly broad body, short deep nozzle, high pierced upright handle. Flat base; concave disc with two groove at edge. No ornamentation. Vent facing nozzle. "SELAAMMIS" on bottom. Condition: Much encrusted.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.


Height: 3.5 cm.; width: 6 cm.; length: 8.9 cm. (1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices