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Vase with chain handle

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Of cylindrical shape, with a rounded cover. A long loop handle formed of twisted wires connected by rings. Remains of gilding. See 13.2860a-b. Note with component to John Herrmann: "Do not put chain inside pyxis as you will have plating ungalvanic onto silver," from Merville Nichols (Nick),...

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One of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi (probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi) [MFA 13.2860-13.2901]; by 1913: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

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Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.


Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World