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Pear-shaped vase (perirrhanterion)

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The upper part of the body is encircled by an ivy-wreath of inlaid silver. Above the lip rises what appears to be a stopper, but is in reality a part of the vase itself, the only opening of which is a small hole perforated through the top. Dark green patina.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 450; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World