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This tiny, solid vase has a trefoil lip; body and handle are undecorated. Green patina and encrustation.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 4th century B.C. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 519; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.727

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels