This tiny, solid vase has a trefoil lip; body and handle are undecorated. Green patina and encrustation.
According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922
Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman
Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 4th century B.C. or later
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 519; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
Height: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)
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