Ribbed and fluted vase with lion masks
- 19th century
- Italian, Venice (Murano)
- H. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of James Jackson Jarves, 1881
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The form is based on the common and very ancient Near Eastern carinated shape. However, this example has a higher, more constricted neck and a more rounded body, to which are applied lion masks and rings, symbols of Venice.