The handle curved above the rim of the vase. At the bottom it ends in a lion's paw. Along the middle runs a ridge, spreading at the lower end into a lotus and at the upper end (on the front) into a mask of a lion with an ox-skull in its mouth. Green patina.
By 1897: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome Dec 1897.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund