From: Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number MS3450
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi
Date Made 99-0 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Cauldron | Griffin | Latin Inscription
Inscription Language Latin Language

Of 3 griffins, 2 heads badly abraded away. Knob on lid abraded. Wide ovoid body with relief dec: at gtst. diam; short wide neck. Conical lid with relief lotus petals, pendent. Three tall griffin heads stand up on shoulder. One of a pair with 3451. Inscription: Face A: CHIO, Face B: D, Face C: D. Dec. 1983: Somewhat similar solid marble vase found at APhrodisias. Slide shown by Kenan Erim at archeology Club meeting.

Height 62.5 cm
Width 62.5 cm
Depth 22 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1897

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