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Bronze Ewer with Bird Finial and Handle - BF.010
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 10" (25.4cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) wide
Collection: Classical Antiquities
Medium: Bronze


Location: Great Britain
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Description
Of elegant proportions and with a pleasing dark green patina, this ewer, once used for the pouring of water, makes for a very beautiful addition to any collection. Stood upon a delicate foot, the bulbous body curves gently upwards until its form subtly merges into the tall neck and flaring spout that is so characteristic of ewers. What sets this particular vessel apart from others are the two rather large bird finials, one acting as a handle, and the other more intricate bird, possibly an eagle, acting as a way of steading the angle at which the ewer is held to control the pouring of the water. Their size and intricacy are rare, and are suggestive of this vessel having come from the Eastern Mediterranean. - (BF.010)

 

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