4 June 2015
A ROMAN BRONZE ASKOS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The piriform body with a wide upturned mouth, the rim pinched on either side of the foliate handle plate, on a disk base with lathe-turned concentric circles on the underside, the biconical gadrooned handle with knobbed terminals
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
with Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, Paris.
Acquired by the Cattaui family, Switzerland, prior to 1993.
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For the type see no. 470 in M. Comstock and C.C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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