Description This fragment of a well-known type of sppon (ointment or eye-paint container) is in the shape of a left hand supporting a shell. The long, thin fingers are unarticulated. The thumb and tips of the fingers are missing, but there is a deep indentation in the palm. There is a dowel hole for attaching another piece.
Provenance [Old number: "1230"]; MacGregor Collection, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; MacGregor Sale, Sotheby, Wilkenson & Hodge, London, June 29, 1922, lot 679; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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