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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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greco-Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 463.

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.478

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels