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VASE (ONE OF A PAIR)

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The urn consists of three separate parts: body, lid, and pedestal base. Two projecting handles are formed like coiled snakes. The body is covered with bold curving gadroons in high relief. The domed cover is covered with the same type of gadroon, and a button-like finial.

Category:
sculpture
Object name:
VASE (ONE OF A PAIR)
Made from:
Porphyry
Made in:
Rome, Italy
Date made:
1660-1670
Size:
20 in. (50.8 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
22.3
Class:
STONE
Signature marks:
MARK: LABEL C322 17eme LLGPB
Credit line:
Purchased by the children of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems