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Vessel with Leaf Ornament
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Vessel with Leaf Ornament


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This lavishly decorated vessel depicts the abundant vegetation of the Dionysian realm. The elaborate sculptural decoration was formed by repoussé (a technique in which metal is impressed from the rear to form a raised design) and incision; the neck was turned on a lathe; and details were gilded. Ceramic versions of such vessels were mass-produced.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/11/1988Treatmentcleaned
11/30/2000Treatmentother
12/11/2000Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Silver for the Gods: Eight Hundred Years of Greek and Roman Silver. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. 1977-1978.
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World. 2016.
Provenance Found at Cavalla, Thrace; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
ca. 250-100 BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
repoussé and incised silver with traces of gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.911
Measurements
H: 2 11/16 x Diam: 3 3/16 in. (6.8 x 8.1 cm)
Geography
  • Greece, Kavala (Place of Discovery)

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