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Strainer for filtering wine

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A strainer with duck-head handles. Hemispherical perforated bowl with flat rim from which two handles curve out and end in vertical duck heads. Concentric circles on the edges of the rim frame a gilded band engraved with ivy tendrills. On the flat base of the handles are engraved, gilded...

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Provenance

By 1995: with Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6QT, England (Christie's auction, July 5, 1995, lot 179); purchased on behalf of MFA by River Associates Inc., 15 Gray Gardens West, Cambridge, MA 02138; purchased by MFA from River Associates Inc., September 20, 1995

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, Late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

height x width-4.4 x 19.7 cm (1 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1995.679

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold leaf

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels