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Bowl with a splayed foot (17 mm. high) and four projections on the rim, one with a hole for suspension. Cast in one piece, chased and punched. Around the body are five scenes from the life of Christ, beginning with the Annunciation. Mary is seated frontally with one hand on her chin and with a...

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Provenance

By 1965, with Leopold Blumka, Blumka Gallery, New York; 1965, sold by Blumka to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Syria-Palestine, Byzantine, 7th century (?)

Object Place

Syria

Dimensions

7.2 x 7.8 cm (2 13/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.9

Medium or Technique

Leaded latten (81.7% copper, 7.9% lead, 5.8% tin, 4.6% zinc)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork