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Roman Period Bronze Vessel with Floral Motif - FZ.332
Origin: Jerusalem
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 3" (7.6cm) high
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Bronze


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Description
This striking bronze vessel overwhelms the viewer with its elegance. Its beauty is greatly enhanced by the two registers of floral motifs that loop and swirl fluidly along the body of the vessel. The use of elaborate floral patterns was developed and popularized in near eastern art and clearly provides a reference to its Biblical origin, although it dates to the roman period. The neck is textured with a ribbed pattern that terminates at the circular lip of the vessel. The simplicity of the ribbed motifs contrasts and enhances the more complicated design on the vessel's body. Perhaps this vessel was once used to hold unguents, perfume, or other rare and precious substance for someone with discriminating taste. Its appeal for the connoisseur of fine art certainly must have been as strong then as it is now. - (FZ.332)

 

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