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The fragment is broken around all its edges. The outer carving is weathered and worn, having also acquired a grayish discoloration. The strong curves of the outer surface suggest the shape may have been that of an amphora with a lid. Therefore, the vase could have been a funerary urn, although...

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By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Roman Imperial,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 315; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).


14 x 22.5 cm (5 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; Greek marble, from the mainland (?)


The Ancient World