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This is evidently a pair with object 65.1705, but the bottom is concave, and there are no traces of handles. Brownish, green patina with encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, December 8, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Byzantine or Islamic,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 500.

Dimensions

Height: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1706

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels