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Vase in the form of a hedgehog

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Hedgehog shaped vase with brown glaze and blue-black drips for quills. Light green legs and plinth. Spout missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman Provincial, Middle Imperial Period, A.D. 80–130

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.) diameter: 5.2 cm.

Accession Number

50.2299

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Cast

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels